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.
49th Illinois Infantry
Part of the regiment was attached to Col. David Moore's 4th Brigade of Brig. Gen. James C. Veatch's 5th Division, XVI Army Corps, District of Memphis, stationed at White Station, TN and was commanded by Col. Phineas Pease. The remainder of the regiment was attached to Col. James M. True's 3rd Brigade of the 3rd Division, Maj. Gen. Richard J. Oglesby's Left Wing, XVI Army Corps, stationed at Germantown, TN and commanded by Maj. Thomas W. Morgan.
Did You Know?
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.