• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

1st Illinois Light Artillery, Battery B

Unit marker

Unit marker

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Monument is located on Union Avenue 350' south of Park Tour Stop #5; also an iron tablet on Graveyard Road near Union Avenue; also a monument at the junction of Union Avenue and Graveyard Road. 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. Samuel E. Barrett and Lt. Israel P. Rumsey. (Capt. William Cogswell commanded all 1st Illinois Light artillery.) [Refer to Gen. Blair of Missouri].
 
Unit markers
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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Vicksburg National Military Park is one of the most heavily monumented parks in the world with over 1330 monuments, markers, tablets, and plaques. The beauty and artistry of its monumentation prompted one Civil War veteran to call Vicksburg National Military Park, "the art park of the world."