• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

1st Illinois Light Artillery, Battery A

Unit position marker

Unit marker

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Monument is located on Graveyard Road 150 yards east of the Stockade Redan; also an iron tablet on the ridge 200' south of Graveyard Road, 400' east of the Stockade Redan; also an iron tablet 600' north of Park Tour Stop #5 near the tree line. This unit was attached to Maj. Gen. Francis P. Blair's 2nd Division of Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's XV Army Corps and was commanded by Capt. Peter P. Wood. (Capt. William Cogswell commanded all 1st Illinois Light artillery.) [Refer to Gen. Blair of Missouri].
 
Unit position tablet
Unit position tablets
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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.