• View from Battery DeGolyer


    National Military Park Mississippi

15th Illinois Cavalry, Companies F, I

Unit position marker

Unit position marker

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Monument located outside Vicksburg National Military Park on former park property in the City of Vicksburg, on the lawn in front of Pemberton Plaza on Pemberton Blvd. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen'l Jacob G. Lauman's 4th Division of Maj. Gen'ls John A. McClernand (relieved 6/19/63) & Edward O.C. Ord's XIII Army Corps and commanded by Maj. James G. Wilson. The unit entered the campaign about 20 May 1863 and served as reconnaissance and outpost duty during the Siege of Vicksburg.

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USS Cairo ca. 1862

The USS Cairo was only in service for 11 months before making history as the first U.S. marine vessel to be sunk by an electronically detonated mine.