• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

18th Illinois Infantry

Unit position marker

Unit position marker

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Monument is located on Grant Avenue between the Kansas Memorial and Grant Circle. This unit was attached to Col. Jonathan Richmond's Brigade of Brig. Gen. Nathan Kimball's Division, Maj. Gen. Cadwallader C. Washburn's XVI Army Corps (Detachment) and was commanded by Col. Daniel H. Brush. The regiment fortified Snyder's Bluff on 6 June 1863 and remained at that point throughout the siege.

Did You Know?

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.