• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

8th Battery Michigan Light Artillery

Unit positions tablet

Michigan Units Monument

NPS Photo

Monument located on Union Avenue at Battery DeGolyer (Park Tour Stop 1). This unit was attached to Maj. Charles J. Stolbrand's Artillery Command, of Maj. Gen. John A. Logan's 3d Division, Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson's XVII Army Corps, and commanded by Capt. Samuel DeGolyer (mortally wounded 28 May 1863) and Lt. Theodore W. Lockwood. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, pages 908, 909, 961, and 962.]
 
Unit position marker
8th Michigan Battery Tablet
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Did You Know?

USS Cairo ca. 1862

The USS Cairo was only in service for 11 months before making history as the first U.S. marine vessel to be sunk by an electronically detonated mine.