• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

40th Illinois Infantry

Unit position marker

Unit position marker

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Monument is located outside of Vicksburg National Military Park on former park property, on the southeast corner of Sherman Avenue and Short Sherman Avenue. This unit was attached to Col. Stephen G. Hicks 2nd Brigade of Brig. Gen. William Sooy Smith's 1st Division, Maj. Gen. Cadwallader C. Washburn's XVI Army Corps (Detachment) and was commanded by Maj. Hiram W. Hall. [Refer to pages 701-2, Volume VI of the WPA Monumentation Survey Books. also refer to Sooy Smith of Illinois.]

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

In 1903, Massachusetts was the first state to erect a memorial to its soldiers who served during the Vicksburg campaign on the grounds of Vicksburg National Military Park.