Oktibbeha Co. group to unveil marker to honor Union soldiers

Published 12:07 am Sunday, February 24, 2008

An Oktibbeha County group will unveil Sunday a monument to Union soldiers who fought in the Civil War.

The marker will be located next to the current Confederate soldier monument on the courthouse grounds.

The Rev. Jesse Westbrook, a member of the Oktibbeha County Justice Coalition, which is sponsoring the stone monument, said the Union monument will bring unity and tell a more complete story.

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He said the Confederate marker does represent the views of most of the local residents.

The placement of the monument on the courthouse grounds was approved by county supervisors in 2006.