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."