• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

1st Illinois Light Artillery, Battery F

Unit marker

Unit marker

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Monument located on Union Avenue approximately .1 mile west of Grant Avenue. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. William Sooy Smith's 1st Division of Maj. Gen. Cadwallader C. Washburn's XVI Army Corps (Detachment) and was commanded by Capt. John T. Cheney. (Capt. William Cogswell commanded all 1st Illinois Light artillery.) [Refer to General William Sooy Smith of Illinois.]

Did You Know?

Old Douglas Headstone, Cedar Hill Cemetery

The 43d Mississippi Infantry's mascot, Douglas the Camel, remained with the regiment until Vicksburg where he was killed by Union sharpshooters. Douglas is honored with his own grave marker in Vicksburg's Cedar Hill Cemetery.