Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Potters At Vicksburg Battlefield National Park

Both Capt. Matthew B. Potter (in Co. F) and 1st Lt. Theodore Potter (Co. H) were in the 124th Infantry from Illinois and did participate in the battle to take Vicksburg, Mississippi in May and June of 1863 (during the Civil War). 

This monument shows where the 124th Infantry was encamped. 

The monument was built by the state of Illinois to honor their fallen sons. This is a photo of a picture at the site depicting the dedication.  This mosaic seal is in the center of the floor of the monument building.

If these two Potter men are your ancestors, I would love to hear from you!


  1. I am interested in Theodore Potter. His son John J Potter also enlisted in the 124th Regiment and died of disease in Memphis.

  2. Matt, I took these photos on a trip (I live in Spokane WA)just because they were Potter-related. These men are not in my personal line. What I would like to do is share YOUR research/connection to these Potters on a future post here. Do-able? Donna