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BG Benjamin Hardin Helm, CSA -- Vicksburg NMP, Vicksburg MS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 32° 20.214 W 090° 51.578
15S E 701446 N 3579792
Quick Description: A statue of Confederate Brigadier General Benjamin H. Helm near the Kentucky Memorial at Vicksburg National Military Park.
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 10/4/2014 2:11:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMMKQC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
A bust of Confederate Army Brigadier General Ben Helm stands a few dozen yards off of Confederate Avenue in the Vicksburg National Military Park.

The plaque on the front of the base of the bust reads as follows:

"BEN HARDIN HELM

Brig. General C.S. Army
Commanding Ken. Brigade
Breckinridge's Division
Johnston's Army

Cadet U.S. Military Academy 1847
2nd Lt. U.S. Army March 31, 1852
Resigned October 9, 1852
Col. 1st Ken. Cav. Oct. 5, 1861
Brig. Gen. C.S. Army Mar. 14, 1862
Mortally wd. in battle Sept. 20, 1863"
Website pertaining to the memorial: [Web Link]

List if there are any visiting hours:
Vicksburg National Military Park is open daily from 8am to 5 pm, except that the park is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.


Entrance fees (if it applies): $8

Type of memorial: Statue

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