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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?

Did You Know?

Jefferson Davis served as a United States Congressman, Senator, Secretary of War, and war hero before being called upon to accept the Presidency of the Confederate States.