Memorial Day Weekend Concert Information
VNMP is hosting 3 outdoor concerts at the Clay Street Visitor Center, May 24, 25, & 26. The VC parking lot will close at 5:00pm those days and NO on-site parking will be allowed. Click 'More' for detailed parking information. More »
7th Missouri Infantry - Union
Monument located on Confederate Avenue 100 yards south of Old Jackson Road. Also a marker designating the assault of 19 May 1863, located on Confederate Avenue at the Louisiana Memorial, and a marker designating a sharpshooters' line on Pemberton Avenue north of the Old Administration Building. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. John D. Stevenson's 3d Brigade of Maj. Gen. John A. Logan's 3d Division, Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson's XVII Army Corps, and commanded by Maj. Edwin Wakefield, Lt. Col. William S. Oliver (wounded 2 May 1863), Capt. Robert Buchanan, and Capt. William B. Collins.
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."