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Congressman Bennie Thompson Announces $144,812 Awarded to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History

May 8, 2020
Press Release

For Immediate Release                                                                                       Contact: Stephanie Booker

May 8, 2020                                                                                                                          601-866-9003

 

Congressman Bennie Thompson Announces $144,812 Awarded to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History

 

Today, United States Representative Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) announced the National Parks Services has awarded $144,812 in grant funds from the American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) to protect America’s Civil and Revolutionary War battlefields.

 

Funds will be used to acquire a portion of Vicksburg Battlefield; a significant Civil War battlefield in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The property will be protected in perpetuity with a conservation easement held by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. The Siege of Vicksburg (May 18 – July 4, 1863) was the final major military action in the Vicksburg campaign of the American Civil War.