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Cashing in on Grant’s march to Vicksburg

September 19, 2013

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One has to believe that Ulysses S. Grant has just fired up another victory cigar, and all Mississippians ought to join him in the celebration. This week it was announced that a series of historical markers have been erected showing Grant’s path in his famous march to Vicksburg in 1863 during the American Civil War. […]

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‘Art of Commemoration’ is a must-read for both historians and art lovers

July 15, 2013


One of the treasures of the Vicksburg National Military Park is the stunning art of the park’s monuments, markers and statues. And, there is a great book, offered free of charge, that gives the history and significance of the park’s art and architecture. “Art of Commemoration” was written by Parker Hills, a 30-plus year military […]

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