• 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.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The Union siege lines and Confederate defensive lines were marked during the first decade of the 20th century by many of the veterans who fought at Vicksburg, thus making Vicksburg National Military Park one of the most accurately marked military parks in the world.