• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    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?

Did You Know?

Jefferson Davis served as a United States Congressman, Senator, Secretary of War, and war hero before being called upon to accept the Presidency of the Confederate States.