• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

20th Illinois Infantry

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Unit position marker

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Monument is located on Union Avenue 100 yards north of the Shirley House. Also a marker designating the assault of 22 May 1863 is located on the south side of Jackson Road at the 3rd Louisiana Redan and a marker designating a sharpshooter's line is located on Jackson Road 150' east of Park Tour Stop #3. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen'ls John E. Smith & Motimer D. Leggett (from 3 June 1863) of Maj. Gen. John A. Logan's 3rd Division, Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson's XVII Army Corps and was commanded by Lt. Col. Evan Richards (killed at Battle of Raymond 12 May 1863) and Maj. Daniel Bradley.
 
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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.