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More battlefield land preserved with NPS grant
By John Surratt
Published 8:07 pm Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History has received a $109,806 grant from the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Trust to preserve a section of the Champion Hill Battlefield.

According to information from the National Park Service Tuesday, the grant will be used to purchase a 58-acre tract of land known as the Cal-Maine Foods Tract.

It is the second time Archives and History has received an American Battlefield Protection grant. The state agency in 2016 received a $668,926 grant that allowed it to partner with the nonprofit Civil War Trust to purchase about 316 acres of property considered important to the long-term preservation of the site.


Full article can be found here - https://www.vicksburgpost.com/2019/06/12/more-battlefield-land-preserved-with-nps-grant/

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Site of historic Civil War battlefield added to Vicksburg National Military Park
By Vicksburg Post staff
Published 6:23 am Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Tuesday morning at Champion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, the site of what was the front lawn of the Champion Plantation and the site of the Battle of Champion Hill in May 1863, history was made a second time. During a nearly one-hour ceremony, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History turned over 800 acres of the Champion Hill battleground to the National Park Service, expanding the Vicksburg National Military Park. It is the largest donation of land made to the park. “This is going to be a great experience,” said Bill Justice, superintendent of the Vicksburg National Military Park. “This has been the work of a lot people; a lot of folks were very instrumental in the creation of the preservation of the battlefield to this point and the opportunity to turn this into a unit of the Vicksburg National Military Park. This has always been about the campaign.

Full article can be found here - https://www.magnoliastatelive.com/2019/07/03/site-of-historic-civil-war-battlefield-added-to-vicksburg-national-military-park/
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