• View from Battery DeGolyer


    National Military Park Mississippi

2nd Illinois Light Artillery, Battery A

Unit marker

Unit marker

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Monument and iron tablet located on Union Avenue 50 yards south of the railroad bridge. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Eugene A. Carr's 14th Division, Maj. Gen'l's John A. McClernand (relieved 6/19/63) and Edward O.C. Ord's XIII Army Corps and was commanded by Lt. Jacob C. Hansel, Lt. Frank B. Fenton and Capt. Peter Davidson.
Unit position tablets
Unit position tablet
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Did You Know?

USS Cairo ca. 1862

The USS Cairo was only in service for 11 months before making history as the first U.S. marine vessel to be sunk by an electronically detonated mine.