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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Mississippi
July 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 1863
 
Mississippi Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
1. Mississippi Monument
 
Inscription. On this ground brave sires fought for their righteous cause. In glory they sleep who gave to it their lives; To valor they gave new dimensions of courage; To duty, its noblest fulfillment to posterity, the sacred heritage of honor.
 
Erected 1973 by the State of Mississippi.
 
Location. 39° 48.144′ N, 77° 15.353′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of West Confederate Avenue and Millerstown Road, on the left when traveling south on West Confederate Avenue. Click for map. Located in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Barksdale's Charge (a few steps from this marker); The Brooks Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Miller's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Barksdale's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Squires's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Louisiana State Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Wofford's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Madison Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
2. Inscription
 
 
Dramatic Sculpture Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
3. Dramatic Sculpture
The sculpture was created by Donald DeLue, who also worked on the nearby Louisiana Monument. It depicts a soldier defending a fatally wounded comrade and the regimental colors.
 
 
Wounded Color Bearer Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
4. Wounded Color Bearer
 
 
Presentation Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
5. Presentation Plaque
Located on the walkway to the monument is this plaque:
Presented by
The State of Mississippi
to
The National
Gettysburg Military Park

Administration of
Governors John Bell Williams
and William L. Waller
Mississippi Gettysburg Memorial Commission
Dr. M. Ney Williams, Jr. - Chairman
Tom White Crigler Jr. - Vice President
Cray Evans - Secretary
Justice Tom P. Brady
Ed. C. Sturdivant
Clarence Pierce
Dr. Byrle A. Kynerd
Donald F. Garrett
Alfred P. Andrews
Stone Barefeild
 
 
Mississippi Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 1997
6. Mississippi Memorial
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 924 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6. submitted on November 19, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
 
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