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.
Vicksburg National Military Park Gets Trading Cards
Contact: Melissa Perez, 601-636-0583
Did you know that Albert Cashier, a soldier honored in the Illinois Monument, was actually a woman? Or that John Wesley Powell, an artillery commander at Vicksburg, went on to explore the Grand Canyon… with only one arm? Individual stories of courage and dedication often get lost within the broader scope of the Campaign and Siege of Vicksburg. Vicksburg National Military Park, however, has recently teamed up with 145 other parks to create the Civil War trading card program. Each park in the program has created its own set of cards designed to tell stories like Cashier's and Powell's. Vicksburg National Military Park currently has two sets available. The Military Stories collection highlights the accomplishments of commanding officers while the Civil War to Civil Rights honors the contribution of African Americans, women, and children. Each card comes with its own mission, and will be available starting July 13. For more information, please visit our website at www.nps.gov/vick/forkids/tradingcards.htm or call the Visitor Center at (601) 636-0583.
Did You Know?
The civilians of Vicksburg endured their first naval bombardment of the Civil War during the summer of 1862?