• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

77th Illinois Infantry

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Monument is located on Union Avenue 400 yards south of the Minnesota Memorial. Also a marker designating the assault of 22 May 1863, on Confederate Avenue at the Railroad Redoubt and a marker designating a sharpshooter's in the mowed gallery running north and south 400 yards west-southwest of the Minnesota Memorial. This unit was attached to Col. William J. Landram's 2nd Brigade of Brig. Gen. Andrew J. Smith's 10th Division, Maj. Gen'ls John A. McClernand (relieved of command 19 June 1863) & Edward O.C. Ord's XIII Army Corps and was commanded by Col. David P. Grier.
 
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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

President Abraham Lincoln, in speaking of Vicksburg's importance, is reputed to have stated early during the Civil War, "See what a lot of land these fellows hold, of which Vicksburg is the key, the war can never be brought to a close until that key is in our pocket."