Friday, December 14, 2007
The Florida Monument at Vicksburg, Mississippi
The photograph at right is of the Florida Monument at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Erected in 1954 and funded by the Florida members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the monument is located along the section of the Confederate lines held by Florida troops during the Battle of Vicksburg.
The area of the monument was part of the Vicksburg National Military Park at the time it was placed, but the land has since been turned over to the City of Vicksburg by the National Park Service. Despite the change of ownership, the property is preserved and well maintained.
The monument can be found on Confederate Avenue in Vicksburg. To reach it, follow either the Scenic Drive into town from the Visitor Center on the Mississippi River or turn left on Confederate Avenue up the hill from the entrance to the National Military Park.