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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 Mississippi Infantry

4th Mississippi Infantry Regimental Monument

4th Mississippi Infantry Regimental Monument

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Monument located on the north side of Confederate Avenue approximately 0.4 miles east of the Tennessee Memorial. Also, three trench markers located on the north side of Confederate Avenue approximately 0.3 miles east of the Tennessee Memorial and running east. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. William E. Baldwin's Brigade, of Maj. Gen. Martin Luther Smith's Division, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg, and commanded by Col. Pierce S. Layton, Lt. Col. Thomas W. Adair, and Capt. Thomas P. Nelson.
 
4th Mississippi Infantry Marker

4th Mississippi Infantry Marker

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At the Battle of Big Black River Bridge, the regiment was attached to Brig. Gen. John S. Bowen's Bridgehead Defense Force, and although suffering few killed and wounded, many men were captured, including Maj. Joseph J. Gee. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume I, page 225; Volume II, pages 407 and 689; and Volume III, pages 779, 869, and 966.]

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Vicksburg National Military Park is one of the most heavily monumented parks in the world with over 1330 monuments, markers, tablets, and plaques. The beauty and artistry of its monumentation prompted one Civil War veteran to call Vicksburg National Military Park, "the art park of the world."