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 »
35th Alabama Infantry
At the beginning of the Vicksburg Campaign, Buford's Brigade was at Port Hudson, LA, reorganized and ordered to Tullahoma, TN, on or about 15 April 1863, but was recalled on 18 April 1863, and participated in the Battle of Champion Hill on 16 May 1863. On 19 May 1863, the division arrived at Jackson, MS, and was attached to Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Relief, Department of the West. [Refer to Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XXIV, Part 1 - Reports, page 706 and Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, pages 250 and 643 and Volume III, page 1151.]
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.