• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

29th Illinois Infantry, Company K

Unit position marker

Unit position marker

NPS Image

Monument located on Grant Avenue across the road from the Rhode Island Memorial. Company K served with detachments from other units on the gunboat Petrel and was commanded by Capt. Elijah P. Curtis.

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."