Illinois Soldiers at the Siege of Vicksburg
These three soldiers all fought at Vicksburg or in battles leading up to it.
Carroll Moore, 31st Illinois Infantry, Company I, was born in Franklin County, Illinois in 1837. His father Joseph moved to Illinois from Tennessee and fought in the Blackhawk War. Carroll was commissioned captain of his regiment after the fall of Vicksburg. In 1870, he was elected sheriff of Franklin County and went on to become a prominent businessman and banker.
Phineas Pease, 49th Illinois Infantry, worked for the Illinois Railroading System before enlisting at Centralia, Marion County, Illinois.