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?
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.