Vicksburg National Military Park Observes 150th Anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation
Contact: David Slay, 601-636-0583
On Saturday, September 22, 2012, Vicksburg National Military Park will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the preliminary announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation with a program entitled, "Contested Freedom: Emancipation, Reconstruction, and the Vicksburg Riots of 1874."
Did You Know?
There are at least three known Confederates buried in Vicksburg National Cemetery, two of whom have graves designated by Confederate headstones.