• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

95th Illinois Infantry

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Monument is located on Union Avenue at the top of the first ravine beyond the Wisconsin Memorial. Also a marker designating the assault of 19 May 1863, 250' east of Confederate Avenue midway between Park Tour Stop #10 and the Glass Bayou Bridge; a marker designating the assault of 22 May 1863, 100' east of Confederate Avenue south of the Missouri Memorial and markers designating sharpshooter's lines 150' east of Confederate Avenue midway between Missouri Memorial and the Glass Bayou Bridge and on Union Avenue at Park Tour Stop #4. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Thomas E.G. Ransom's 2nd Brigade of Brig. Gen. John McArthur's 6th Division, Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson's XVII Army Corps and was commanded by Col. Thomas W. Humphrey (wounded 22 May 1863) & Lt. Col. Leander Blanden.

 
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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.