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 »
8th Missouri Infantry - Union
Multiple monument located on Union Avenue 300' south of Park Tour Stop #5. Also a marker designating the assault of 19 May 1863, located 300 yards north of Graveyard Road in the woods, 130 yards north of 114th Illinois monument on the ridge nearest to Confederate Avenue, and a marker designating the assault of 22 May 1863, on Confederate Avenue behind the Missouri Memorial. This unit was attached to Col. Giles A. Smith's 1st Brigade of Maj. Gen. Francis P. Blair's 2d Division, Maj. Genl's William T. Sherman's and Frederick Steel's XV Army Corps, and commanded by Lt. Col. David C. Coleman (wounded at Arkansas Post and again on 22 May 1863) and Maj. Dennis T. Kirby.
Did You Know?
Thomas O. Selfridge, captain of the USS Cairo, commanded three boats which sank during the war. Each began with the letter "C"-Cumberland, Cairo, and Conestoga. The coincidence was noted after the Conestoga sank, and Selfridge was assigned to the USS Osage, which survived to the end of the war.