• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Kansas Memorial

Kansas Memorial

Kansas Memorial

NPS Photo

The Kansas State Memorial is located on Grant Avenue. It was erected in Vicksburg National Military Park in June 1960 at a cost to the State of Kansas of $5,000. However, no formal dedication ceremony was ever held.

The text on the plaque placed by the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War reads:

"The bottom circle represents the unity of the pre Civil War Era,

The broken circle in the center represents the Union torn asunder by the war 1861-1865

The perfect circle at the top depicts the regained unity of the post war era

An eagle atop all typifies the glorious majesty of our country."

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.