Grand Illumination Event Information
A Grand Illumination will be held on July 3 from 6-10 pm throughout VNMP. Tour road access is at the Clay St. entrance only and limited to motor vehicles. No pedestrians or bicyclists will be allowed during these hours. Click 'More' for further details. More »
8th Battalion Louisiana Heavy Artillery Companies B, E
Multiple iron tablet located outside of Vicksburg National Military Park, on the northwest corner of Depot and Pearl Streets. This unit was attached to the "Depot Battery." Company B was commanded by Capt. R. C. Barrow, and Company E was commanded by Capt. Toby Hart. The "Depot Battery" was located adjacent to the depot and mounted one 10-inch Columbiad gun. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, page 63.]
Did You Know?
There are at least three known Confederates buried in Vicksburg National Cemetery, two of whom have graves designated by Confederate headstones.