• View from Battery DeGolyer


    National Military Park Mississippi

2nd Illinois Light Artillery, Battery G

Unit marker

Unit marker

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Monument located on Jackson Road behind Battery McPherson, near the eastern boundary of the park. This unit attached to Maj. Gen. John A. Logan's 3rd Division, Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson's XVII Army Corps and was commanded by Capt. Frederick Sparrestrom and Lt. John W. Lowell.

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.