• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

54th Illinois Infantry

Unit position marker

Unit position marker

NPS Image

Monument is located on the north side of Union Avenue approximately .8 mile west of Thayer's Approach (Park Tour Stop #6). This unit was attached to Col. Jonathan Richmond's Brigade of Brig. Gen. Nathan Kimball's Provisional Division, Maj. Gen. Cadwallader C. Washburn's XVI Army Corps (Detachment) and was commanded by Col. Greenville M. Mitchell. The regiment served with the brigade on the exterior line from about 4 June 1863 until the end of the siege. [Refer to pages 685 & 734, 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."