• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Complete A Mission!

Abe visits the National Cemetery.

Old Abe explores the National Cemetery.

NPS

Your mission for March 2013, should you choose to accept it....

The Mystery of the Cemetery Poem

Enter the National Cemetery via the gate. You will notice black signs low to the ground with poem stanzas on each one. Keeping to the right, walk the cemetery to read the poem.

Your assignment question for March 2013 is:

(write this question down in your logbook so you can take it with you!)
How does the poem end? (You will find this on the last sign.) Write the final stanza in your log book.

Extra Credit for Super Sleuths:

Who wrote this poem?

 

Did You Know?

Thomas O. Selfridge

Thomas O. Selfridge, captain of the USS Cairo, commanded three boats which sank during the war. Each began with the letter "C"-Cumberland, Cairo, and Conestoga. The coincidence was noted after the Conestoga sank, and Selfridge was assigned to the USS Osage, which survived to the end of the war.