South Carolina Monument - Vicksburg, Ms.
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N 32° 19.260 W 090° 53.121
15S E 699060 N 3577981
Quick Description: This simple grey granite marker is located in front of the Vicksburg High School - 3701 Drummond St in Vicksburg, Ms.
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 10/11/2014 9:52:15 PM
Waymark Code: WMMMWC
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
From the National Park Service:

"The South Carolina State Memorial is located in front of Vicksburg High School on former park property along south Confederate Avenue in the City of Vicksburg. The memorial was constructed of Winnsboro South Carolina Granite and dedicated November 22, 1935. It was sponsored by the South Carolina United Daughters of the Confederacy (U.D.C.) and cost $4900. South Carolina had eleven commands in the Campaign and Defense of Vicksburg, all of which were in Johnston's Army."

Text of the marker:

To the everlasting memory of
those South Carolinians who
offered their lives upon the fields of
Vicksburg for the Southern Confederacy.

This monument is dedicated
by the South Carolina Division
United Daughters of the Confederacy.

"Let the stranger
Who may in future times
Read this inscription,
Recognize that these were men
Whom power could not corrupt,
Whom death could not terrify,
Whom defeat could not dishonor,
And let their Virtues plead for just judgment
Of the cause in which they perished;
Let the South Carolinian
Of another generation
That the State taught them
How to live and how to die;
And from her broken fortunes
She has preserved for her children
The priceless treasure of their memories
Teaching all
Who may claim the same birth-right
That Truth, Courage, and Patriotism,
Endure forever."

William Henry Triscot

The South Carolina Troops
engaged in this campaign were
Gist's Brigade;
Sixteenth, Twenty Fourth, South Carolina
Regiments. Ferguson's Battery.

Evan's Brigade;
Twenty Second, Twenty Third, Twenty Sixth,
South Carolina Regiments. Holcombe Legion.

Date Installed or Dedicated: 11/22/1935

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: South Carolina Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Confederate

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