• View from Battery DeGolyer


    National Military Park Mississippi

5th Illinois Cavalry

Unit position marker

Unit position marker

NPS Image

Monument is located on Grant Avenue midway between Union Avenue and Grant's Circle. This unit was attached to Col. Cyrus Bussey's Cavalry Brigade of Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's exterior line and was commanded by Maj. Thomas A. Apperson and Maj. Abel A. Seley.

Did You Know?

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.