• 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?

Vicksburg National Military Park is one of the most heavily monumented parks in the world with over 1330 monuments, markers, tablets, and plaques. The beauty and artistry of its monumentation prompted one Civil War veteran to call Vicksburg National Military Park, "the art park of the world."