• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

50th Illinois Infantry

This unit was attached to Col. Moses M. Bane's 3rd Brigade of Brig. Gen. Grenville M. Dodge's 2nd Division, Maj. Gen. Richard J. Oglesby's Left Wing, XVI Army Corps, District of Corinth and was commanded by Col.s Thomas W. Gaines and William Hanna.
 
Illinois Memorial
Illinois Memorial
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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.