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    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

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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 Mississippi Infantry Battalion State Troops [Gregg]

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At the Battle of Jackson, MS (14 May 1863), this unit, along with civilian volunteers, manned the 17 pieces of artillery emplaced in the earthworks, and acted as the rear guard for Brig. Gen. John Gregg's withdrawal from Jackson. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, page 558.]

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

In 1903, Massachusetts was the first state to erect a memorial to its soldiers who served during the Vicksburg campaign on the grounds of Vicksburg National Military Park.