• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

2nd Illinois Light Artillery, Battery E

Unit marker

Unit marker

NPS

Monument and iron tablet located outside of Vicksburg National Military Park on former park property in the City of Vicksburg, on the southeast corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Autumn Drive. This unit attached to Brig. Gen. Jacob G. Lauman's 4th Division, Maj. Gen. Cadwallader C. Washburn's XVI Army Corps (Detachment) [assigned to XIII Army Corps] and commanded by Lt. George S. Nispel..
 
Unit position tablet
Unit position tablet
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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

President Abraham Lincoln, in speaking of Vicksburg's importance, is reputed to have stated early during the Civil War, "See what a lot of land these fellows hold, of which Vicksburg is the key, the war can never be brought to a close until that key is in our pocket."