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46th 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 in the City of Vicksburg, on Hall's Ferry Road at (north) Illinois Circle midway between Interstate 20 and Confederate Avenue. Also a marker designating a sharpshooter's line 350' off Hall's Ferry Road between the Georgia Salient and John Allen Street. This unit was attached to Col. Cyrus Hall's 2nd Brigade of Brig. Gen. Jacob G. Lauman's 4th Division, Maj. Gen. Cadwallader C. Washburn's XVI Army Corps (Detachment) and was commanded by Col. Benjamin Dornblaser. The regiment entered the campaign at Young's Point, LA about 15 May 1863 and was on the investment line about 25 May 1863. [Refer to page 140, Volume I of the WPA Monumentation Survey Books.]

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Graves in Vicksburg National Cemetery

Vicksburg National Cemetery is the largest internment of Civil War dead in the nation. It is the burial place for nearly 17,000 Union soldiers.