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    Vicksburg

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  • Union Avenue Road Closure - Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    Union Avenue will be closed to all activities (walking, biking, jogging, and vehicle tours) between the Memorial Arch and Pemberton Avenue beginning at 6:30 a.m., and remained closed until hazardous tree removal work in the area is completed.

11th Illinois Infantry

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Monument located on Union Avenue near the Wisconsin Memorial. Also marker designating assault on 19 May 1863 on Union Avenue at Park Tour Stop #4; Marker designating the assault on 22 May 1863 located 100' east of Confederate Avenue past the Missouri Memorial; Marker designating sharpshooter's line on Union Avenue at Park Tour Stop #4 and a marker designating sharpshooter's line 300' east of Confederate Avenue just north of Glass Bayou bridge. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Thomas E.G. Ransom's 2nd Brigade of Brig. Gen. John McArthur's 6th Division , Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson's XVII Army Corps and was commanded by Lt. Cols. Garrett Nevius & James H. Coates. The regiment lost 12 enlisted wounded in the assault on 19 May 1863 and 1 officer (Lt. Col. Garrett Nevius) & 2 enlisted killed; 2 officers & 28 enlisted wounded; 9 enlisted missing or captured in the assault on 22 May 1863 for a total of 42 casualties. Brig. Gen. Ransom especially mentions Lt. Col. Nevius and Capt. L. D. Waddel for gallantry in both of the assaults
 
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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Vicksburg National Military Park was the last of the first five National Military Parks established by the Congress of the United States during the last quarter of the 19th century.