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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.

42d Alabama Infantry

42d Alabama Infantry Tablet

42d Alabama Infantry Tablet

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Multiple iron tablet located in the northeast end of the Anshe Chesed Jewish Cemetery. Also a trench marker located on the south side of Clay Street between Melborn Place and the park tour road overpass. During the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou, the regiment was assigned to Brig. Gen. John C. Moore's Brigade of Maj. Gen. Dabney H. Maury's Division, Maj. Gen. Carter L. Steven's 2d Military District in Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana.
 
Baldwin's Ferry Road Lunette Tablet

Baldwin's Ferry Road Lunette Tablet

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In the Yazoo Pass Expedition (3 February-10 April 1863), the regiment was assigned to Brig. Gen. John C. Moore's Brigade of Maj. Gen. William W. Loring's Confederate Forces. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. John C. Moore's 2d Brigade of Maj. Gen. John H. Forney's Division, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg, and commanded by Col. John W. Portis and Lt. Col. Thomas C. Lanier. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume I, pages 226 and 593 and Volume III, pages 779, 870 and 966.]

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.