• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Mississippi Memorial

Mississippi Memorial

Mississippi Memorial

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The Mississippi State Memorial is located on Confederate Avenue at Milepost 12.3 of the park tour road. It was erected at a cost of $32,000 and dedicated on November 13, 1909 by Governor F. E. Noel and accepted by Blewett Lee. The bronze work was fabricated in Rome, Italy and shipped to New Orleans, LA on April 20, 1912. The memorial is constructed of Mount Airy, NC Granite and is 76' high.

The bronze work represents various actions of the Mississippi troops during the Siege of Vicksburg. At the monument's front is a statue of Clio, Muse of History. Sculpted by Frederick E. Triebel, the memorial was damaged by lightening in 1951. The memorial was repaired in 1954 by Western Waterproofing Company of Jackson, MS under contract with the State of Mississippi.

 
Bronze sculpture closeup
Closeup of bronze sculpture
Photo courtesy of Wade Barnes

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The state of Missouri contributed 27 Union units and 15 Confederate units to the Vicksburg campaign.