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    Vicksburg

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    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 Illinois Light Artillery (Cogswell's Battery)

Unit marker

Regimental marker

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Monument is located on Union Avenue approximately 0.1 mile west of Grant Avenue. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. William Sooy Smith's 1st Division, of Maj. Gen. Cadwallader C. Washburn's XVI Army Corps (Detachment), and commanded by Lt. Henry G. Eddy. (Capt. William Cogswell commanded all 1st Illinois Light artillery.) [Refer to General William Sooy Smith of Illinois.]

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Confederate Headstones, Vicksburg National Cemetery

There are at least three known Confederates buried in Vicksburg National Cemetery, two of whom have graves designated by Confederate headstones.