Vicksburg National Military Park in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Illinois Cogswell's Battery.
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.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is June 12, 1863.
Location. 32° 22.491′ N, 90° 50.393′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Memorial is on Union Avenue, 0.1 miles 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 90th Infantry. (here, next to this marker); Illinois 103D Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Illinois Battery F. 1st Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Minnesota 5th Infantry (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); U S Missouri 11th Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Indiana 6th Battery Light Artillery U.S. Battery H, (approx. ¼ mile away); U.S. Battery B, (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
Regarding Illinois Cogswell's Battery.. 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 commanded by Lt. Henry G. Eddy. (Capt. William Cogswell commanded all 1st Illinois Light artillery.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 25, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.