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.
8th Battalion Louisiana Heavy Artillery, Company A
This unit was attached to the "Whig Office Battery" and commanded by Capt. P. Grandpre. The "Whig Office Battery" was near the old steamboat landing and mounted one 10-inch Columbiad gun and one 32-pdr smoothbore gun. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, page 63.]
Did You Know?
On hearing the news of Vicksburg's surrender, President Lincoln declared, "The Father of Waters again goes unvexed to the sea."