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It is a very beautiful monument to the time and the lives lost. It is very humbling to realize the... read more

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Atchison, Kansas

This monument to the Civil War is a fitting and impressive feature of a visit to the museum and its... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago

It is a very beautiful monument to the time and the lives lost. It is very humbling to realize the impact the war had on all people in the period of the civil war.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This monument to the Civil War is a fitting and impressive feature of a visit to the museum and its battlegrounds. Full credit to America, they do this kind of thing well.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Geoff M
Reviewed April 10, 2019

It was a challenge to walk up the 47 steps - one for each day of the siege. It has the names of all the troops from Illinois who fought at Vicksburg. One of those was Lucille Ball's grandfather. It has a center hold in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed January 26, 2019

The is a well done monument with a perfect ocular. All the names of the soldiers who fought in the Vicksburg site of the Civil War were listed, by name. This alone was amazing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 1991KEB
Reviewed January 1, 2019

This monument has lots of stairs to get to the top, but well worth the view outside and in. List solders who fought in the war.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed December 3, 2018

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 November 21, 2018

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
Thank lsj1214
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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