• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

37th Illinois Infantry

Unit position marker

Unit position marker

NPS Image

Monument is located at the north end of Navy Circle, off South Washington Street, at the old Mississippi River Bridge. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. William Vandever's 1st Brigade of Maj. Gen. Francis J. Herron's unattached Division, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Tennessee and was commanded by Col. John C. Black. [Refer to Herron of Iowa and to pages 3 & 7, Volume I of the WPA Monumentation Survey Books.]

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Confederate President Jefferson Davis made his antebellum home in Warren County, just south of Vicksburg.