Vicksburg National Military Park in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Massachusetts Tribute to the 29th, 35th and 36th Regiments Volunteer Infantry
Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem
— 9th Army Corps —
Erected 1903 by State of Massachusetts.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 32° 22.625′ N, 90° 49.995′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Memorial is at the intersection of Grant Circle and Grant Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Grant Circle. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Grant Circle, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Siege Operations, May 23-July 4. (a few steps from this marker); Assault on the Confederate Line of Defense, May 22. (within shouting distance of this marker); Grant’s Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Assault on the Confederate Line of Defense, May 19. (within shouting distance of this marker); U S Headquarters 16th Corps (Detachment) (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Champion's Hill, Mississippi, May 16. (about 300 feet away, measured in Engagement at Jackson, Mississippi, May 14. (about 400 feet away); Ulysses S. Grant (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
Regarding Massachusetts Tribute to the 29th, 35th and 36th Regiments Volunteer Infantry. Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem is a Latin passage and the official motto of the U.S. Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The phrase is often loosely translated into English as "By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty."
The Massachusetts State Memorial was the first state memorial erected within Vicksburg National Military Park. The monument cost $4,500 and was dedicated on November 14, 1903. The sculptor was Theo Alice Ruggles Kitson, and is mounted on a 15-ton boulder from Massachusetts. The three regiments from Massachusetts arrived in Vicksburg in June 1863. The monument is a tribute to the courage and sacrifice of the state’s soldiers who suffered 19 casualties during the conflict.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 153 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 1, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.