• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

18th Illinois Infantry

Unit position marker

Unit position marker

NPS Image

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?

The Union siege lines and Confederate defensive lines were marked during the first decade of the 20th century by many of the veterans who fought at Vicksburg, thus making Vicksburg National Military Park one of the most accurately marked military parks in the world.