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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.

47th Indiana Infantry

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Monument located on Union Avenue north of Park Tour Stop #15. Also a markers designating sharpshooter's lines located between Union Avenue and Confederate Avenue southwest of Park Tour Stop #15 and on the south fork of the ridge in the mowed bay on the east side of Confederate Avenue in front of the Tracy bust; a marker designating the camp site located on Union Avenue at the straight section of the tour road past Park Tour Stop #15. This unit was attached to Col. James R. Slack's 2nd Brigade of Brig. Gen. Alvin P. Hovey's 12th Division, Maj. Gen'ls John A. McClernand (relieved of command 19 June 1863) & Edward O.C. Ord's XIII Army Corps and was commanded by Lt. Col. John A. McLaughlin.
 
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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.