Memorial Day Weekend Concert Information
VNMP is hosting 3 outdoor concerts at the Clay Street Visitor Center, May 24, 25, & 26. The VC parking lot will close at 5:00pm those days and NO on-site parking will be allowed. Click 'More' for detailed parking information. More »
1st Louisiana Heavy Artillery, Company A
Two iron tablets located outside of Vicksburg National Military Park, on former park property in the City of Vicksburg, on the east side of Confederate Avenue approximately 0.1 mile south of Hall's Ferry Road, and approximately 0.2 miles south of All Saints School. This unit was attached to Fort Cobun, at Grand Gulf, MS, and commanded by Capt. J. B. Grayson.
Did You Know?
President Abraham Lincoln, in speaking of Vicksburg's importance, is reputed to have stated early during the Civil War, "See what a lot of land these fellows hold, of which Vicksburg is the key, the war can never be brought to a close until that key is in our pocket."