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    Vicksburg

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3rd Illinois Cavalry, Company G

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Unit marker

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Monument located on Union Avenue 200 yards south of the Iowa Memorial. Company G Marker located on Union Avenue between the railroad bridge and the Iowa Memorial. This unit was headquarters escort for Brig. Gen. Eugene A. Carr's 14th Division of Maj. Gen'ls John A. McClernand (relieved 6/19/63) & Edward O.C. Ord's XIII Army Corps. [Refer to Carr of Illinois.]
 
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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."