• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Minnesota Memorial

Minnesota memorial
Minnesota Memorial
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The Minnesota State Memorial is located on Union Avenue at milepost 0.6 of the park tour road. The ninty-foot vertical column is made of Mount Airy, NC, granite, and features a bronze statue of a woman representing the "Statue of Peace." She is holding a sword and shield from both armies who have placed their weapons in her keeping.

The memorial was erected at a cost of $24,000 and dedicated on May 24, 1907. The sculptor was William Couper.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

In 1903, Massachusetts was the first state to erect a memorial to its soldiers who served during the Vicksburg campaign on the grounds of Vicksburg National Military Park.