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Mississippi State Monument to be re-dedicated after $75,000 restoration



Vicksburg National Military Park, the State of Mississippi, and the Friends of Vicksburg National Military Park and Campaign will re-dedicate the Mississippi State Monument within Vicksburg National Military Park on Nov. 11, 2019, at 2:30 p.m.

Earlier this year, the National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Training Center completed an extensive restoration and repair project that included masonry repairs, testing of the monument’s lightning suppression system, and a thorough cleaning. Funds for the $75,000 project were donated by the State of Mississippi and championed by the Friends of Vicksburg National Military Park and Campaign.

A brief ceremony will take place at the Mississippi State Monument, along Confederate Avenue within Vicksburg National Military Park, and feature several speakers who were involved in the project. More details will be announced closer to the event.

The Mississippi State Monument was dedicated Nov. 12, 1909, and honors the sacrifice of Mississippi’s 32 infantry units, 17 artillery units, and 37 cavalry units that served in the 1863 Vicksburg Campaign of the Civil War. The monument was designed by R.H. Hunt of Chattanooga, Tenn., and constructed at a of cost $32,000.

The event is free and open to the public.

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