Vicksburg National Military Park in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Here Brothers Fought
In the officers' ranks were many men who had attended the same military academies. When Grant and Pemberton met to discuss surrender terms, they spoke as enemy commanders, but also as West Point graduates. The Civil War was not a struggle to fend off a foreign nation, but a war of Americans fighting Americans.
. . .officers and men arrayed in opposed lines from 1861 to 1865
were American citizen soldiers, Union and Confederate alike. . .
Report on the National Memorial and Peace Jubilee, October 1917
Erected by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
Location. 32° 22.122′ N, 90° 50.697′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Confederate Avenue 0.1 miles south of Graveyard Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Confederate Avenue, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. C.S. Lowe's (Missouri) Battery; (here, next to this marker); Small Redan on Left of Green's Brigade. (a few steps from this marker); Brig. Gen. Martin E. Green (a few steps from this marker); Missouri State Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Giles A. Smith's Approach. (within shouting distance of this marker); Giles A. Smith's Brigade; Assault, Afternoon of May 22, 1863. (within shouting distance of this marker); Arkansas State Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Maj. Alexander Yates (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
Also see . . . National Park Service about the Missouri State Memorial. (Submitted on March 25, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 25, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 83 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 25, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.