• 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?

Vicksburg National Military Park is one of the most heavily monumented parks in the world with over 1330 monuments, markers, tablets, and plaques. The beauty and artistry of its monumentation prompted one Civil War veteran to call Vicksburg National Military Park, "the art park of the world."