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    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

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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 Mississippi Sharpshooter Battalion

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This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Winfield S. Featherston's 3d Brigade, of Maj. Gen. William Wing Loring's Division, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Relief, Department of the West, and commanded by Majs. William A. Rayburn and James H. Stigler. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume I, pages 593 and 595; Volume II, pages 250 and 643; and Volume III, page 1151.]

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Vicksburg National Military Park was the last of the first five National Military Parks established by the Congress of the United States during the last quarter of the 19th century.