Vicksburg National Military Park in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Illinois Battery F. 1st Light Artillery
1st Div., 16th Corps.
Served with Division on exterior
line from about June 12, 1863,
to end of siege.
Erected by the State of Illinois.
Location. 32° 22.498′ N, 90° 50.366′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Memorial is on Union Avenue west of Grant Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Union 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. Illinois 103D Infantry (here, next to this marker); Illinois 90th Infantry. (within shouting distance of this marker); Illinois Cogswell's Battery. (within shouting distance of this marker); Minnesota 5th Infantry (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Indiana 6th Battery Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); U S Missouri 11th Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S. Battery H, U.S. Battery B, (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
Regarding Illinois Battery F. 1st Light Artillery. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. William Sooy Smith's 1st Division of Maj. Gen. Cadwallader C. Washburn's XVI Army Corps (Detachment) and was commanded by Capt. John T. Cheney. (Capt. William Cogswell commanded all 1st Illinois Light artillery.)
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