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

Art That Honors

Vicksburg National Military Park

 
 
Art That Honors Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 11, 2016
1. Art That Honors Marker
Inscription.  Just how important was Vicksburg to the war, and to those who fought here? Look around and you'll see. Hundreds of markers, plaques, and memorials tell the story of sacrifice and dedication — and celebrate the spirit of reconciliation between former enemies.

The Illinois State Memorial, dedicated in 1906, cost over $190,000 — that’s more than $4.6 million in today’s dollars.

Messages in Stone and Bronze
Classic Greek styles inspired many of the symbols you see. The frieze below the eagle on the Illinois Memorial shows Clio, the Muse of History, flanked by maidens who represent the North and the South.

The Missouri Memorial’s central bronze figure, “Spirit of the Republic,” holds and olive branch — an offering of peace.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicParks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1906.
 
Location. 32° 21.569′ 
Illinois State Memorial (<i>south/front elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 11, 2016
2. Illinois State Memorial (south/front elevation)
(marker visible at bottom right)
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N, 90° 50.475′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from Union Avenue, 0.7 miles north of Pemberton Avenue. Marker is located in front of the Illinois State Memorial, on Union Avenue at milepost 1.8, tour stop #2. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Standing Guard at Jackson Road (a few steps from this marker); Manning F. Force Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Wexford Lodge (Shirley House) (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Logan's Approach (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); U.S. 11th Battery, (about 700 feet away); U.S. Battery G, (about 700 feet away); Andrew Hickenlooper (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Mine Explosion (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Also see . . .  Illinois Memorial. "In designing the memorial, the decision was made to construct not only a grand and imposing commemorative structure worthy of the State of Illinois, but a temple of fame as well, within the walls of which will be preserved in enduring bronze and stone the name of every soldier from Illinois who participated in that memorable and decisive campaign and siege." (Submitted on April 4, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Illinois State Memorial detail image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 11, 2016
3. Illinois State Memorial detail
The frieze below the eagle on the Illinois Memorial shows Clio, the Muse of History, flanked by maidens who represent the North and the South.
Ulysses Grant quote (<i>above entrance</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 11, 2016
4. Ulysses Grant quote (above entrance)
We have but little to do to preserve peace, happiness and prosperity at home and the respect of other nations. Our experience ought to teach us the necessity of the first, our power secures the latter.
—Ulysses Grant
Illinois State Memorial (<i>interior</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 11, 2016
5. Illinois State Memorial (interior)
Illinois State Memorial (<i>State Seal • floor tile</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 11, 2016
6. Illinois State Memorial (State Seal • floor tile)
Illinois State Memorial (<i>southwest elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 11, 2016
7. Illinois State Memorial (southwest elevation)
(marker visible at bottom right)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on April 4, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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