Sesquicentennial State Memorial Days
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 be a wreath placed at each memorial which will stay in place through July 4, 2013, the 150th anniversary of Vicksburg's surrender. 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 respective monuments, according to the following schedule. Wreaths are being provided by the Friends of Vicksburg National Military Park and Campaign.
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.