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This postcard features a color illustration of the Surrender Monument in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The monument is a canon barrel shaped statue commemorating where Gen. Grant and Pemberton met July 4, 1863, to arrange terms for the surrender of Vicksburg. Two men are depicted as standing in front of the monument and trees and bushes are depicted behind and the left of the monument. The title of the card is printed beneath the bottom edge of the image and an inscription is written beneath the title. The inscription reads "Sat. You would be a dead one down here in the heat. A fried piece of pork. ASG” The back of the card is addressed to Mr. Fred Schmitz in Chicago, Illinois. A brief note about the monument is printed in the bottom left corner of the card. The card is postmarked Vicksburg, Miss., April 29, 1907.
Raphael Tuck and Sons'
Postcards; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Monuments
Mississippi State University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections, Manuscripts Unit, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Postcard/Photographs, Box 3, Southwest Mississippi Region
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Vicksburg, Mississippi Surrender Monument, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University