Black History Month - Third U.S. Colored Cavalry
Contact: David Slay, 601-636-0583
On Saturday evening, February 15, 2014, Dr. David Slay will present a program on the Third U.S. Colored Cavalry and the battle of Yazoo City, which took place on March 5, 1864.
The program will be held at 7:00 pm in the Vicksburg National Military Park Visitor Center auditorium, and will last approximately one hour, followed by a question and answer period. Doors will open at 6:30 pm. This event is open to the public and is free of charge.
Did You Know?
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.