Vicksburg Exhibit Juxtaposes Past and Present

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“Vicksburg 150,” now on display in the Hall of Presidents and Chancellors, commemorates the 1863 siege and capture of Vicksburg, Mississippi, by Union forces.

With this strategic victory the Union controlled the Mississippi River and cut the Confederacy in two from east to west. 

“Vicksburg 150” juxtaposes the words of two southern Illinois soldiers with recent photographs of the Vicksburg National Military Park to highlight the Civil War holdings of the Special Collections Research Center. The exhibit is curated by Morris Library's' Aaron Lisec.