Vicksburg National Military Park in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Missouri State Memorial
the heroic services,
the unselfish devotion to duty
and the exalted patriotism of the Missouri soldiers
Union and Confederate
who were engaged in the
campaign, siege and defense
Erected 1917 by the State of Missouri.
Location. 32° 22.112′ N, 90° 50.681′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Confederate Avenue 0.1 miles south of Old 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. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brig. Gen. Martin E. Green (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Giles A. Smith's Approach. (a few steps from this marker); Small Redan on Left of Green's Brigade. (a few steps from this marker); Here Brothers Fought (within shouting distance of this marker); Giles A. Smith's Brigade; Assault, Afternoon of May 22, 1863. (within shouting distance of this marker); C.S. Lowe's (Missouri) Battery; Arkansas State Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Maj. Alexander Yates (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
More about this marker. The sculptor was Victor Sophus Joachim Holm. The memorial was erected at a cost of $40,000 and dedicated on October 17, 1917.
A large granite memorial with inset bronze reliefs and, in the center, a bronze winged Angel of Peace atop a granite ship bow. The bronze reliefs depict the Battle of Vicksburg. Soldiers are seen fighting and dying. There is a Missouri Coat of Arms relief on the top, center portion of the monument.
The reliefs were cast by American Art Bronze Foundry, Chicago, Illinois.
Regarding Missouri State Memorial. This memorial is unique as the only state memorial on the battlefield dedicated to soldiers of both armies. The height is symbolic of the forty-two Missouri units, 27 Union and 15 Confederate. It stands where two opposing Missouri regiments clashed in battle.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 1, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 79 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 1, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.