Grand Illumination Event Information
A Grand Illumination will be held on July 3 from 6-10 pm throughout VNMP. Tour road access is at the Clay St. entrance only and limited to motor vehicles. No pedestrians or bicyclists will be allowed during these hours. Click 'More' for further details. More »
11th Wisconsin Infantry
Monument is located on Union Avenue between the Iowa Memorial and railroad bridge. Also, a marker designating the assault of 22 May 1863, located on Confederate Avenue 200 yards south of the railroad. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Michael K. Lawler's 2d Brigade of Brig. Gen. Eugene A. Carr's 14th Division, XIII Army Corps under Maj. Gen'ls John A. McClernand (relieved 19 June 1863) and Edward O.C. Ord, and commanded by Col. Charles L. Harris, Maj. Arthur Platt and Lt. Col. Charles A. Wood. [Refer to pages 530, 545 and 546, Volume 2 of the WPA Monumentation Survey Books.]
Did You Know?
The 43d Mississippi Infantry's mascot, Douglas the Camel, remained with the regiment until Vicksburg where he was killed by Union sharpshooters. Douglas is honored with his own grave marker in Vicksburg's Cedar Hill Cemetery.