• View from Battery DeGolyer


    National Military Park Mississippi

5th Illinois Cavalry

Unit position marker

Unit position marker

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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.

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Graves in Vicksburg National Cemetery

Vicksburg National Cemetery is the largest internment of Civil War dead in the nation. It is the burial place for nearly 17,000 Union soldiers.