Vicksburg National Military Park to Hold Candlelight Tour on May 23, 2013
Contact: Ray Hamel, 601-636-2199
As part of the Sesquicentennial commemoration of the the Campaign and Siege of Vicksburg, Vicksburg National Military Park invites visitors to step back in time for an evening candlelight walk in Vicksburg National Cemetery. There, visitors will meet those that made the supreme sacrifice and shaped the story of our nation.
Tour Times: 7:00, 7:30, 7:45, 8:00, 8:30 and 9:00.
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.