• 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?

Old Douglas Headstone, Cedar Hill Cemetery

The 43d Mississippi Infantry's mascot, Douglas the Camel, remained with the regiment until Vicksburg where he was killed by Union sharpshooters. Douglas is honored with his own grave marker in Vicksburg's Cedar Hill Cemetery.