87th Illinois Infantry
Monument located Union Avenue approximately .2 mile beyond Park Tour Stop #15. Also a marker designating a sharpshooter's line on Union Avenue past Park Tour Stop #15. This unit was attached to Col. James R. Slack's 2nd Brigade of Brig. Gen. Alvin P. Hovey's 12th 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. John E. Whiting.
Last updated: April 14, 2015