• 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].
 
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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

President Abraham Lincoln, in speaking of Vicksburg's importance, is reputed to have stated early during the Civil War, "See what a lot of land these fellows hold, of which Vicksburg is the key, the war can never be brought to a close until that key is in our pocket."