Vicksburg National Military Park

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Overview
Vicksburg National Military Park was established by Congress to "commemorate the campaign, siege and defense of Vicksburg," which many consider the most decisive campaign of the Civil War. The battlefield at Vicksburg is one of the largest and most heavily visited of the nation's historic sites. Beginning with the efforts of Union and Confederate veterans to gain Congressional action to establish the park, and continuing through veterans' work in land acquisition, road and bridge construction, and the dedication of the magnificent memorials and monuments that dot the landscape, Images of America: Vicksburg National Military Park features stunning photographs of the efforts and events that have made Vicksburg the "art park of the world." Also included are images of veterans' reunions and the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps, as well as a history of Vicksburg National Cemetery, where the remains of 17,000 Union soldiers and sailors are enshrined.
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ISBN: 9781467113366
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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State: Mississippi
Series: Images of America
Images: 191
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Terrence J. Winschel, a retired park historian, has spent more than 30 years researching, writing, and speaking on the Vicksburg campaign. He has produced a volume that traces the history of the park with photographs from the collections of Vicksburg National Military Park, Old Court House Museum, and the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
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