Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day - 2013

Vicksburg, Mississippi 

This summer marks the 150th anniversary of the Siege of Vicksburg (May 18 - July 4, 1863).

Five thousand confederate soldiers, many of whom gave their life during the fierce fighting at Vicksburg in the struggle to control the Mississippi River, are buried here. This monument to their sacrifice stands among the graves at Soldiers' Rest, which is part of the Vicksburg City Cemetery, know as Cedar Hill.


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