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Vicksburg in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Illinois 40th Infantry.

Maj. Hiram W. Hall.

 

— 2D Brig., 1st Div., 16th Corps. —

 
Illinois 40th Infantry. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
1. Illinois 40th Infantry. Marker
Inscription.  
Served with brigade on exterior,
line from about June 12, 1863.
to end of siege.

 
Erected by the State of Illinois.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 32° 22.8′ N, 90° 50.32′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Short Sherman Avenue and Sherman Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Short Sherman Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 Short Sherman Avenue, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stephen G· Hicks (within shouting distance of this marker); Indiana 6th Battery Light Artillery (approx. ¼ mile away); U.S. Detached for Service on Gunboats; (approx. 0.3 miles away); U.S. Detached for Service on Gunboats (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named U.S. Detached for Service on Gunboats; (approx.
Illinois 40th Infantry monument located north of Vicksburg National Military Park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
2. Illinois 40th Infantry monument located north of Vicksburg National Military Park.
0.3 miles away); Battle of Port Gibson, Mississippi, May 1. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ulysses S. Grant (approx. 0.3 miles away); Engagement at Raymond, Mississippi, May 12. (approx. 0.3 miles away).
 
More about this marker. 50 years ago, about 24.4 acres along Sherman Avenue were turned over to Warren County by the National Park Service and many monuments were moved to Vicksburg National Park. This one has remained off the park.
 
Regarding Illinois 40th Infantry.. The monument is located outside of Vicksburg National Military Park on former park property, on the southeast corner of Sherman Avenue and Short Sherman Avenue. This unit was attached to Colonel Stephen G. Hicks 2nd Brigade of Brigadier General William Sooy Smith's 1st Division, Major General Cadwallader C. Washburn's XVI Army Corps (Detachment) and was commanded by Major Hiram W. Hall.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 3, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 3, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 104 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 3, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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