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 »
18th Wisconsin Infantry
Monument located on Union Avenue, south of the Minnesota Memorial. Also a marker designating the assault of 22 May 1863, located in the mowed bay 900' southeast of the Louisiana Memorial between Union Avenue and Confederate Avenue. This unit was attached to Col. John B. Sanborn's 1st Brigade of Brig. Gen'ls Isaac F. Quinby's and John E. Smith's 7th Division, Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson's XVII Army Corps, and commanded by Col. Gabriel Bouck. [Refer to pages 53 and 55, Volume 4 of the WPA Monumentation Survey Books.]
Did You Know?
There are at least three known Confederates buried in Vicksburg National Cemetery, two of whom have graves designated by Confederate headstones.