18 May, 2011

Echo Un-Silenced

The battle of Vicksburg was one of the most important strategic battles of the American Civil War.  After the battle, the dead counted;   the horrors of war cleaned away, the loss on both ends was staggering.  At the urging of the federal government, and the creation of the Vicksburg National Military Park the battlefield became a memorial.   Each state that had soldiers lost in the battle commissioned a memorial or memorials, all are grand in scale…  but few compare to the Illinois memorial, created to mirror the Parthenon in Greece.   

3 comments:

texwisgirl said...

it's an amazing structure, for sure. i did like the roof shot echo...

bfarr said...

Impressive memorial.

Mel said...

Wow.

Impressive is a good word.

Humbling.....

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