• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

61st Illinois Infantry

Unit position marker

Unit position marker

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Monument is located on Union Avenue approximately .9 miles west of Thayer's Approach (Park Tour Stop #6). This unit was attached to Col. Adolph Engelmann's Brigade of Brig. Gen. Nathan Kimball's Provisional Division, Maj. Gen. Cadwallader C. Washburn's XVI Army Corps (Detachment) on Maj. Gen'l William T. Sherman's exterior line and was commanded by Maj. Simon P. Ohr.

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Confederate Headstones, Vicksburg National Cemetery

There are at least three known Confederates buried in Vicksburg National Cemetery, two of whom have graves designated by Confederate headstones.