Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...

Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...
Stories of my hunting experiences with family, friends or whatever else I want to blog about.

A Dixie Lady Deer Hunter

Article by Fred Messina, editor of "On Target Outdoors" from The Vicksburg Evening Post on Friday, January 19, 1990. Photo by Bob Phillips.

Bob Phillips came up the other day with a photo of his wife Marian and a deer she got on Brown's Point New Years Eve. The deer was an 8-point with 16 inches of inside spread that weighed in at 190 pounds. A nice trophy in anyone's book. However, the tale Bob told is that this was Marian's fourth deer this year and he claimed that he would have done better than he did if he had not spent so much time hauling Marian's deer out of the woods. Come off it, Bob. We all know who the hunter was.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

More Military Park Pictures

A picture I took of the Louisiana State Memorial located on Confederate Avenue at milepost 11.9 of the park tour road near the intersection of Pemberton Boulevard. Construction started on July 10, 1919, and the memorial was dedicated on October 18, 1920. It was finished at a final cost of $43,500 which included three off site relief portraits. The memorial was transferred to the Federal Government by Louisiana Governor Parker. It contains an 81 foot Doric Column, topped by a brazier of granite with "eternal flame." The monument stands on the highest point in Vicksburg National Military Park at 397 feet above sea level. "Louisiana" is displayed on the front of the memorial and a list of the organizations involved in the Campaign and Siege of Vicksburg appears around its base along the sides.  Below is a Civil War soldier bust taken from the side of the hill.  (Some info was taken from

Daniel W. Adams
Col. 1st Louisiana Infantry
Brig General CS Army
Commanding Brigade
Breckinridge's Division
Johnston's Army

Brigadier General Lloyd Tilghman C.S.A.
Commanding First Brigade of Loring's Division
Killed, May 16, 1863
Near the close of the Battle of Champions Hill, MS

The Louisiana State Memorial is in the background.  This is one of my favorite monuments in the Vicksburg National Military Park.  My parents would bring me here when I was very young and always liked it.


Joe said...

Great pics of the monuments and park.

DeanO said...

Fantastic detail in the statues

Marian Love Phillips said...

Thanks Joe and DeanO. It was a beautiful day to take pictures and the sky was so blue! Thanks for coming by also!

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