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?
There are at least three known Confederates buried in Vicksburg National Cemetery, two of whom have graves designated by Confederate headstones.