Wednesday, February 18, 2015

military monuments

Vicksburg is full of military monuments.  They are everywhere.  I guess this makes a lot of sense because Vicksburg WAS one big battlefield during the Civil War.  Regiments for both sides were stationed all over the area during the forty day siege of Vicksburg.  This monument is dedicated to Colonel Isaac C. Pugh from Illinois.  It was erected in 1916 on the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Autumn Drive.  My friend, Tricia, grew up a few houses down the street from this monument.  She and her friends used to play here.  Special, yet normal.  Part of the landscape.

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