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Iowa Memorial - Vicksburg National Military Park - Vicksburg, MS
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Assisted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Biologist Marine
N 32° 20.347 W 090° 51.181
15S E 702064 N 3580051
Quick Description: The Iowa Memorial, one of 31 Civil War state memorials located in the Vicksburg National Military Park in Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA, features an equestrian statue.
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 4/24/2010 7:51:29 AM
Waymark Code: WM8NHE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
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 Iowa Memorial - Vicksburg National Military Park - Vicksburg, MS - posted by Biologist Marine

Long Description:
From the Vicksburg National Military Park website:

"The Iowa State Memorial is located on the South Loop, Union Avenue at milepost 15.3 of the park tour road. It was dedicated on November 15, 1906, and construction completed in 1912 at a cost of $100,000. The memorial was constructed of Vermont white granite. The Greek-Doric structure is semi-ellipsed with six bronze relief panels which depict successive engagements in the Vicksburg Campaign. The sculptured works were made of bronze by H.H. Kitson."

Information about the different Iowa Troops that Participated in the Vicksburg Campaign is also available on the Vicksburg National Military Park website.
Identity of Rider: Iowa Flag Bearer

Name of artist: Henry Hudson Kitson

Date of Dedication: November 15, 1906

Material: Bronze

Position: All Hooves Planted

Identity of Horse: Not listed

Unusual Features: Not listed

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