Soldiers Rest Confederate Cemetery

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In 1892, the ladies began a project to raise money to erect a monument to mark the graves in Soldiers Rest to perpetuate the memory of the heroic dead. In 1893, the statue that stands today was unveiled with much ceremony. Following a luncheon in the rotunda of the Vicksburg Hotel, a procession was formed and they marched from the Louisiana monument downtown to the cemetery.
General Stephen Dill Lee spoke for an hour and a half, paying a splendid tribute to the defenders of Vicksburg.
Original photo of the Volunteer Southron Band (21st Miss) at the dedication


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