• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

15th Illinois Cavalry, Company H, (Kane County Independent Cavalry)

Unit position marker

Unit position marker

NPS Photo

Monument located on the north side of Union Ave. approximately .6 miles west of Thayer's Approach (Park Tour Stop #6). This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. John M. Thayer's 1st Division of Maj. Gen'ls William T. Sherman & Frederick Steele's XV Army Corps and commanded by Lt. Thomas J. Beebe. [Refer to Steele of New York]

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

President Abraham Lincoln, in speaking of Vicksburg's importance, is reputed to have stated early during the Civil War, "See what a lot of land these fellows hold, of which Vicksburg is the key, the war can never be brought to a close until that key is in our pocket."