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

Remembering the Sacrifices

 
 
Remembering the Sacrifices Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
1. Remembering the Sacrifices Marker
Inscription. States have been dedicating memorials here to their soldiers since 1903. The federal law that created Vicksburg National Military Park authorized each state that had troops at Vicksburg to build a memorial. Many northern states began at once.

It took decades for many southern states to achieve the level of prosperity they enjoyed before the war. As a result many of the southern state memorials were built much later than those from northern states. Many southern memorials, such as Texas and Georgia, reflect more modern artistic styles. The Mississippi Memorial was one of the first memorials built by a southern state.

The bronze sculptures you see on the monument today were added several years after the dedication.

The Mississippi State Memorial was dedicated in 1909.

 
Erected by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 21.164′ N, 90° 51.083′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Confederate Avenue half a mile south of Pemberton Avenue, on the right 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.
Remembering the Sacrifices Marker and Mississippi Memorial. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
2. Remembering the Sacrifices Marker and Mississippi Memorial.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mississippi 40th Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Siege Operations, May 23-July 4. (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Assault on the Confederate Line of Defense, May 22. (about 400 feet away); Assault on the Confederate Line of Defense, May 19. (about 400 feet away); John C Pemberton (about 400 feet away); Engagement at Big Black River Bridge, Mississippi, May 17. (about 400 feet away); Battle of Champion's Hill, Mississippi, May 16. (about 500 feet away); Engagement at Jackson, Mississippi, May 14. (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service on the Mississippi 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 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 25, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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