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?
Jefferson Davis served as a United States Congressman, Senator, Secretary of War, and war hero before being called upon to accept the Presidency of the Confederate States.