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    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

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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.

4th Iowa Infantry

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Unit position marker

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Multiple monument located on the south side of Union Avenue approximately .6 mile west of Grant Avenue. Also a marker designating the assaults of 19 May 1863, located atop Bell Smith Ridge 1800' past Park Tour Stop #6, 250' to the north of Union Avenue and a marker designating a sharpshooter's line in the same position. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. John M. Thayer & Col. Milo Smith's 3rd Brigade of Maj. Gen.. Frederick Steele & Brig. Gen. John M. Thayer's 1st Division, of Maj. Gen'ls William T. Sherman & Frederick Steele's XV Army Corps and was commanded by Col. James A. Williamson & Lt. Col. George Burton.
 
Unit position markers
Unit position markers
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Did You Know?

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.