• 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.]

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Vicksburg National Military Park is one of the most heavily monumented parks in the world with over 1330 monuments, markers, tablets, and plaques. The beauty and artistry of its monumentation prompted one Civil War veteran to call Vicksburg National Military Park, "the art park of the world."