Saturday, December 7, 2013

Vicksburg National Cemetery

Entrance to Vicksburg National
Military Park

The following photos were taken within the Vicksburg National Cemetery which is part of the Vicksburg Military Park. Union soldiers who died during the Vicksburg campaign were buried in this cemetery established by Congress in 1866. Countless other unknown Union soldiers buried in battlefields throughout the southern states have since been re-interred here.

The statue below is dedicated to Brig. Gen. Lloyd Tilghman who was killed by a sniper at the Battle of Champion Hill as he covered the Confederate retreat back to Vicksburg from that battle.

Brig. Gen. Lloyd Tilghman

Drive through the Vicksburg Military Park