Tuesday, August 27, 2013

African American Monument
Vicksburg National Military Park

"Commemorating the service of the 1st and 3rd Mississippi Infantry Regiments, African descent and all Mississippians of African descent who participated in the Vicksburg Campaign." Written on Monument

The monument consists of three men representing two soldiers of African descent, and a field hand. A wounded soldier is between one soldier and the field hand representing the sacrifice in blood made by black soldiers. The first soldier gazes toward a future in freedom and the field hand looks back at the past of slavery.

Several men connected to my family by blood and plantation served with the Colored Troops at Vicksburg. They enlisted and were discharged at Vicksburg.

3 comments:

  1. The sculpture is beautifully done & very thought provoking. Thank you for including the representation of the men included.

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