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6 August 2007 Peg Price

The Illinois Memorial

Vicksburg National Military Park in Vicksburg, MS

Dedicated on Oct. 26, 1906, this beautiful memorial has 60 bronze tabliets inside listing the names of the 36,325 Illinois soldiers who fought here at Vicksburg.
It is modeled after a Roman Pantheon with 47 steps leading up to its entrance: One step for every day of the Siege.

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