In The Vicksburg Post paper there was an article on supervised burns in our Vicksburg National Military Park. These burns were conducted by the Natchez Trace Parkway Engine Module Supervisor Robert Vick, (in photo) and staff members monitoring a prescribed burn at Fort Hill this past Monday.
The opened view of the Illinois Monument and the Shirley House due to the Battlefield Restoration which is underway.
Many construction zone signs posted.
The Illinois Memorial was modeled after the Roman Pantheon and dedicated on October 26, 1906. It has 47 steps leading up the the entrance, one for each day of the Siege of Vicksburg. On the inside are 60 bronze tablets listing the names of all 36,325 Illinois soldiers who participated in the Vicksburg Campaign.
At the south loop near the Texas Monument...noticed the blue and red markers!