Vicksburg National Cemetery Reopens for Vehicle Traffic
Vicksburg National Military Park announces the reopening of the automobile tour road through Vicksburg National Cemetery. The road had been closed to vehicular traffic since mid-fall due to a construction project to stabilize the bluff at the southwest corner of the cemetery. The project, funded through American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), mitigated a severe erosion problem on the bluff above Mint Spring Bayou which was threatening the southern portion of the cemetery road. The bluff and adjacent terrace have been stabilized and reinforced through construction of a soil-nail wall.
Did You Know?
In 1903, Massachusetts was the first state to erect a memorial to its soldiers who served during the Vicksburg campaign on the grounds of Vicksburg National Military Park.