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Alabama Memorial -- Vicksburg NMP, Vicksburg MS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 32° 20.376 W 090° 51.565
15S E 701460 N 3580092
Quick Description: The dramatic bronze sculpture that dominates the Alabama Memorial at Vicksburg National Military Park gives a 360-degree glimpse of heated combat to the death during the Vicksburg campaign.
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 9/19/2014 11:39:55 AM
Waymark Code: WMMGV6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
The Alabama Memorial made Younger Blasterz pause a second and think of the horrible clashes that happened here, near the Railroad Redoubt. This is a memorial that must be expolored, not just viewed from the road.

The men depicted here are in a struggle to the death. Some are wounded, one has died, and others fight on. A woman holding the Confederate battle flag gives a drink of water to a dying soldier, comforting him in his last moments before he becomes one of Alabama's honored dead.

From the National Park Service: (visit link)

"Alabama Memorial

The Alabama State Memorial is located on the south loop of Confederate Avenue, at milepost 13.6 of the park tour road. At a cost of $150,000, the monument was sculpted in 1951 by Steffen Thomas of Stone Mountain, GA. The bronze work depicts seven heroic men from Alabama being inspired by a woman representing the state itself. The casting rests upon a base of Weiblin grey granite from Elberton City Quarries, Inc., Elberton, GA, and comes from the same quarries used in the construction of the Memorial Arch, located at the entrance of Vicksburg National Military Park, and the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. The memorial was dedicated on July 19, 1951."
Date Installed or Dedicated: 7/19/1951

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: State of Alabama

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Confederate

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