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Vicksburg National Battlefield is full of monuments and while every state that sent troops into the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Steve1362
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Avon, Ohio
Striking monument to the sacrifices of Illinois soldiers during the Civil War and Battle of Vicksburg

This strikingly impressive architectural created was funded by the people of Illinois well after... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
drandrewwharrell
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Vicksburg, Mississippi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Vicksburg National Battlefield is full of monuments and while every state that sent troops into the battle erected a monument, except Ohio which chose to erect numerous smaller monuments in each area their men fought, none are more spectacular than the Illinois Memorial Located at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This strikingly impressive architectural created was funded by the people of Illinois well after the Battle of vicksburg in order to commemorate those that served and died during the vicksburg campaign, battle, and siege. Inside the structure there is a hollow top dome that allows...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

We had to stop and marvel over this incredible monument. It is in the battlefield area and blended in with other magnificent monuments in the area. The architecture is beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sue L
Reviewed November 6, 2018

The view is amazing from the front steps. The hole in the roof created a draft through the building the day that we were there that seemed like the world was rushing through the doorway. There are a lot of names in the building.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

This is really neat to see how many people who fought and have a place to have each name shown for everyone to see.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

Take time to walk up the stairs and view the plaques inside with the names of all of the soldiers that fought here. Really incredible architecture.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2018

Vicksburg is replete with monuments and memorials to different units and states, but none are as imposing as Illinois's monument, which cost the equivalent of millions of dollars when it was built a century ago. It is like a miniature version of the Pantheon in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

It is next to the last original structure from the Battle of Vicksburg. This would be a great concert location because the acoustics radiate from inside. Nice memorial. But, it is time to clean the bronze since the patina now makes some of the writing...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 24, 2018

We drove an extra 200 miles to visit Vicksburg so we could visit the National Park and Monuments .. History comes to life in this park

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank J Michael S
Reviewed July 29, 2018

This monument is totally awesome! It is just amazing! BUT the 4ft tall weeds growing next to this monument takes away the beauty! It needs to be hush hogged really really bad! So sad!

Date of experience: July 2018
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