Monday, January 23, 2017

American Civil War Monuments
Ulysses S. Grant Monument 
Vicksburg National Military Park 
Photo courtesy of LCWRT Member Paul Fridell
This fine equestrian statue of Gen. Grant on Grant’s Circle at Vicksburg National Military Park, this statue commemorates one of Grant’s most important victories and is situated in the area of his headquarters.The cast iron tablets around the circle describe the historic battles of Grant's U.S. Army of the Tennessee. At an original cost of $ 34,000, it was sculpted by Frederick C. Hibbard and erected in 1919.

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