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This postcard features a color image of the white brick or stone arch at the entrance of the Vicksburg National Military Park in Vicksburg, Mississippi. A sign reading "You are Entering Historic Vicksburg See The Battlefield; Steamer Sprague; Old Courthouse Museum, Waterways Experimental Station. Trees and bushes are pictured behind the arch and sign and a bust or statue of a Civil War general is pictured to the right of the sign. A paragraph about Vicksburg and the Park is printed on the left side on the back of the card that reads "Arch at Entrance to Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi: In 1798 United States troops took formal possession of Mississippi Territory and in 1812 Vicksburg was laid out on lands formerly owned by Newest Vick, a devout Methodist. Mississippi became a state in 1817, but withdrew from the Union in 1861. During the struggle that followed, it became evident that Vicksburg occupied a strategic site, so it became the object of a siege and repeated assaults. Finally, on July 4, 1863, Vicksburg surrendered. This gave the Union Army control of the Mississippi River. during the hectic days of battle this site was partly occupied by Union Soldiers. Today this Romanesque gate opens on a beautiful tract of 120 acres known as the Vicksburg National Military Park, which is the resting place for those who fought and died during this Tragic Era. Color by Woody Ogen."
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Vicksburg National Military Park; Vicksburg, MS
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Arch at Entrance to Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University