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Vicksburg in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Vicksburg-Warren-County Memorial.

 
 
Vicksburg-Warren-County World War I Memorial. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 26, 2017
1. Vicksburg-Warren-County World War I Memorial.
Inscription.
Let us hold in honored memory those
who died for their country
in the World War 1917-1918

 
Erected 1923 by Warren Country Memorial Committee.
 
Location. 32° 20.887′ N, 90° 52.805′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Monroe Street north of South Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in the median park. Marker is at or near this postal address: Monroe Street, Vicksburg MS 39180, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Warren County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Louisiana Civil War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Rose Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Combat Wounded Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker); Small Beginnings (within shouting distance of this marker); C S Headquarters Stevenson's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 901, 905, 913 Crawford Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); City of Steeples (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg.
 
More about this marker. The front and back (North and South sides) have
Vicksburg-Warren-County Memorial (same inscription as opposite side). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 26, 2017
2. Vicksburg-Warren-County Memorial (same inscription as opposite side).
the same inscription.
Granite slab with two statues.

The shaft is mostly unadorned, except for a Caduceus (twin entwined snakes and a winged staff) on the north side, and a biplane on the top and crossed cannons on the bottom of the south side.

On the eastern side of the monument is a statue of a sailor in uniform. On the western side is a soldier in full uniform holding a Springfield rifle in front of him.

The monument was restored in 2005 by the Rotary Club. A plaque on the ground on the North side indicates "Restored by the Rotary Club of Vicksburg in commemoration of the centennial observation of Rotary International 2005."
 
Categories. War, World I
 
Sailor & soldier on the two ends of the memorial. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 26, 2017
3. Sailor & soldier on the two ends of the memorial.
Restoration plaque at base of memorial. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 26, 2017
4. Restoration plaque at base of memorial.
Memorial can be seen in distance behind American flag. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 26, 2017
5. Memorial can be seen in distance behind American flag.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 86 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 10, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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