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Vicksburg National Military Park will Present Sesquicentennial Programs Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the 'Battle of the Crater'

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Date: June 21, 2013
Contact: Tim Kavanaugh, 601-619-2908

As part of Vicksburg National Military Park's ongoing observances and commemorations of the Sesquicentennial of the Siege of Vicksburg, the park will present a special ranger program on the Union Assaults against the 3rd Louisiana Redan at Vicksburg, as well as the science of siege operations, on Monday, June 24, 2013, from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm at the park's Visitor Center on Clay Street. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. Doors will open at 6:30 pm. This event is open to the public and free of charge.

On Tuesday, June 25, 2013, the 150th anniversary of the action, there will also be ranger walks and programs at the Third Louisiana Redan (Stop #3 on the park tour road), the actual location of the explosion, assault, and "Battle of the Crater." These programs will take place at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Please wear cool, comfortable clothing, sunscreen, and bring drinking water as it will be hot and there is no shade at this location.

Admission to Vicksburg National Military Park is $8.00 per non-commercial vehicle, and all National Park and Vicksburg annual passes will be honored. The park is open daily from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.

For further information on this or other Sesquicentennial Programs, check the park website at http://www.nps.gov/vick/planyourvisit/events.htm  or by calling 601-636-0583.

Come learn more about Civil War history and the Vicksburg Campaign during these historic Sesquicentennial observances and programs at Vicksburg National Military Park.

Did You Know?

Graves in Vicksburg National Cemetery

Vicksburg National Cemetery is the largest internment of Civil War dead in the nation. It is the burial place for nearly 17,000 Union soldiers.