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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.

1st Battery Wisconsin Light Artillery

1st Battery Wisconsin Light Artillery Regimental Marker

1st Battery Wisconsin Light Artillery Regimental Marker

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Monument located on Union Avenue at the second turn past Park Tour Stop #15. Also, iron tablets located on Indiana Avenue and in Maloney Circle west of the old railroad bridge along Old Hwy 27. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Peter J. Osterhaus' 9th Division, Maj. Gen'ls John A. McClernand's (relieved of command 19 June 1863) and Edward O.C. Ord's XIII Army Corps and commanded by Lt. Oscar F. Nutting. [Refer to pages 468, 471, 495, 574 and 584, Volume 2 of the WPA Monumentation Survey Books.]
 
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1st Battery Wisconsin Light Artillery Tablets
1st Battery Wisconsin Light Artillery Tablets
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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Vicksburg National Military Park is one of the most heavily monumented parks in the world with over 1330 monuments, markers, tablets, and plaques. The beauty and artistry of its monumentation prompted one Civil War veteran to call Vicksburg National Military Park, "the art park of the world."