Vicksburg National Military Park will Present Sesquicentennial Programs Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the 'Battle of the Crater'
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.
Did You Know?
The 43d Mississippi Infantry's mascot, Douglas the Camel, remained with the regiment until Vicksburg where he was killed by Union sharpshooters. Douglas is honored with his own grave marker in Vicksburg's Cedar Hill Cemetery.