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Sesquicentennial State Memorial Days at Vicksburg National Military Park

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News Release Date: April 30, 2013
Contact: Rick Martin, 601-619-2905

Each state that participated in the Campaign and Siege of Vicksburg will be recognized by reading a proclamation or letter from the governor of the state, honoring the Soldiers, Sailors and Marines that fought at Vicksburg 150 years ago. There will also be a wreath placed at the memorial which will stay in place through July 4, 2013, 150 years from the day Vicksburg surrendered. A special sign will also be located at each memorial with information about the units that fought during the campaign. A short ceremony will take place at 10:00 AM at the following respective monuments. The wreaths are being provided by the Friends of Vicksburg National Military Park and Campaign.

State

Date

Connecticut

April 30

Minnesota

May 1

Tennessee

May 2

Michigan

May 3

Missouri

May 4

Virginia

May 5

Arkansas

May 6

Florida

May 7

Louisiana

May 8

West Virginia

May 9

Mississippi African- American

May 10

South Carolina

May 11

Texas

May 12

Rhode Island

May 13

Alabama

May 14

Massachusetts

May 15

Georgia

May 16

Pennsylvania

May 17

Indiana

May 18

North Carolina

May 19

New Hampshire

May 20

Kentucky

May 21

Wisconsin

May 22

Kansas

May 23

Ohio and U.S. Navy

May 24

Iowa and Mississippi

May 25

Illinois

May 26

Maryland

May 27

New York

May 28



Admission to the Vicksburg National Military Park is $8.00 per personal vehicle, and all applicable Vicksburg and National Park Service annual passes are accepted. The park is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily and information regarding entrance fees or programs can be found on the park's website at www.nps.gov/vickor calling 601-636-0583.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Vicksburg National Military Park was the last of the first five National Military Parks established by the Congress of the United States during the last quarter of the 19th century.