• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

43rd Illinois Infantry

Unit position marker

Unit position marker

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Monument is located on the south side of Union Avenue approximately .6 mile west of Grant Avenue. This unit was attached to Col. Adolph Engelmann's Brigade of Brig. Gen. Nathan Kimball's Provisional Division, Maj. Gen. Cadwallader C. Washburn's XVI Army Corps (Detachment)on Maj. Gen'l William T. Sherman's exterior line. The regiment served on the exterior line from about 4 June 1863 until the end of the siege. [Refer to pages 689, 690 & 770, Volume VI of the WPA Monumentation Survey Books. Also refer to Engelmann of Illinois.]

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."