Grand Illumination Event Information
A Grand Illumination will be held on July 3 from 6-10 pm throughout VNMP. Tour road access is at the Clay St. entrance only and limited to motor vehicles. No pedestrians or bicyclists will be allowed during these hours. Click 'More' for further details. More »
42d Ohio Infantry
Monument is located on Union Avenue, 125 yards south of the Iowa Memorial. Also markers designating the assault of 22 May 1863, located between Union Avenue and Confederate Avenue in the woods southeast of the Alabama Memorial, and a sharpshooters' line located 400 ft west of Union Avenue on the ridge above the Old Reunion Grounds. This unit was attached to Col. Daniel W. Lindsey's 2d Brigade, of Brig. Gen. Peter J. Osterhaus' 9th Division, Maj. Gen'ls John A. McClernand's (relieved of command 19 June 1863) and Edward O.C. Ord's XIII Army Corps, and commanded by Lt. Col. Don A. Pardee and Col. Lionel A. Sheldon.
Did You Know?
Vicksburg National Cemetery is the largest internment of Civil War dead in the nation. It is the burial place for nearly 17,000 Union soldiers.