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    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

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    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.

Martin's Battery Georgia Artillery

Martin's Battery Regimental Monument

Martin's Battery Regimental Monument

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Multiple monument located outside of Vicksburg National Military Park, on former park property in the City of Vicksburg, at the southeast corner of Confederate Avenue and Hall’s Ferry Road. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. William H.T. Walker’s (promoted to Maj. Gen., 27 June 1863) Brigade, of Brig. Gen’l John Gregg’s Defense Force, for the Battle of Jackson, MS (14 May 1863), and commanded by Capt. Robert Martin. Later, the battery was assigned to Col. Claudius C. Wilson’s Brigade, of Maj. Gen. William H.T. Walker’s Division, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston’s Army of Relief, Department of the West, and commanded by Lt. E. P. Howell. [Refer to Edwin Bearss’ The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, page 558 and Volume III, page 1152.]

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

On hearing the news of Vicksburg's surrender, President Lincoln declared, "The Father of Waters again goes unvexed to the sea."