Minnesota groups helps with military park monument
Published 10:30 pm Thursday, February 5, 2009
Twin Cities Civil War Round Table in Minnesota has sent $9,200 to spruce up the 102-year-old bronze monument to Minnesotans who fought in the Vicksburg Campaign in 1863.
The monument is a half-mile from the main entrance to the Vicksburg National Military Park.
The Minnesota monument is a statue of a woman, “Peace,” sculpted by William Couper. She holds a shield and a sword to symbolize the North and the South armies placing their weapons in her keeping at the end of the Civil War and a wreath to signify victory.
The 90-foot-tall vertical Mount Airy-granite monument was dedicated in 1907.
The restoration work, expected to take about two weeks, will begin later this year.