• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

48th Illinois Infantry

Unit position marker

Unit position marker

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Monument is located on Grant Avenue between the Kansas Memorial and Grant Circle. This unit was attached to Col. William W. Sanford's 4th Brigade of Brig. Gen. William Sooy Smith's 1st Division, Maj. Gen. Cadwallader C. Washburn's XVI Army Corps (Detachment) and was commanded by Col. Lucien Greathouse. [Refer to pages 694 & 695, Volume VI of the WPA Monumentation Survey Books.]

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USS Cairo ca. 1862

The USS Cairo was only in service for 11 months before making history as the first U.S. marine vessel to be sunk by an electronically detonated mine.