• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

1st Illinois Light Artillery, Battery I

Unit marker

Unit marker

NPS Image

Monument is located on the north side of Union Avenue approximately .5 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 Lt. William N. Lansing. (Capt. William Cogswell commanded all 1st Illinois Light artillery.) [Refer to General William Sooy Smith of Illinois.]

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

On hearing the news of Vicksburg's surrender, President Lincoln declared, "The Father of Waters again goes unvexed to the sea."