• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

3rd Illinois Cavalry, Companies A, E, K

Unit position marker

Unit position marker

NPS Image

Monument located on Union Avenue 200 yards south of the Iowa Memorial. Companies A, E, & K were attached to Brig. Gen. Peter J. Osterhaus' 9th Division of Maj. Gen'ls. John A. McClernand (relieved 6/19/63) and Edward O. C. Ord's 13th Army Corps and commanded by Capt. John L. Campbell.

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."