• 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?

Thomas O. Selfridge

Thomas O. Selfridge, captain of the USS Cairo, commanded three boats which sank during the war. Each began with the letter "C"-Cumberland, Cairo, and Conestoga. The coincidence was noted after the Conestoga sank, and Selfridge was assigned to the USS Osage, which survived to the end of the war.