• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

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.

 

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



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