Iowa Civil War Memorial at Vicksburg to be Restored

The Department of Iowa has received word that during this past session of the Iowa Legislature, they approved an appropriation of $320,000 to Iowa’s Department of Cultural Affairs for the preservation and restoration of the Iowa Civil War Memorial at Vicksburg Mississippi National Military Park.

Iowa Monument at Vicksburg

Vicksburg National Military Park will focus their sesquicentennial events next year, 2013, around a Memorial Day rededication of the soon to be restored monument.  Plans include having the Governor of Iowa and various Civil War interest groups, including members from the Department of Iowa SUVCW, attend the event.

Monument restoration will begin sometime this fall and is expected to be complete for the rededication ceremony in late May of 2013.