• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Arkansas Memorial

Arkansas memorial
Arkansas Memorial
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The Arkansas State Memorial is located approximately .1 mile south of Old Graveyard Road on Confederate Avenue. The memorial was erected in 1954 by McNeel Company of Marietta, GA and dedicated on August 2, 1954. The cost of $50,000 was appropriated by the State of Arkansas. Fabricated of Mount Airy North Carolina Marble it bears the inscription: "To the Arkansas Confederate Soldiers and Sailors, a part of a nation divided by the sword and reunited at the altar of faith."

Did You Know?

USS Cairo ca. 1862

The USS Cairo was only in service for 11 months before making history as the first U.S. marine vessel to be sunk by an electronically detonated mine.