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Vicksburg wraps up 150th anniversary celebration

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VICKSBURG, Miss. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Vicksburg's Civil War sesquicentennial activities conclude this week with a full slate of events commemorating the surrender of Vicksburg.

At 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday the park will feature re-enactors portraying the surrender interview between Union Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, Confederate Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton and their staff officers.

The event will be held on Pemberton Avenue near the former superintendent headquarters at VNMP.

On the 150th anniversary of the surrender Thursday, the park will host three programs including a surrender ceremony at the Old Court House Museum.

On Wednesday night, about 20,000 luminary bags will be lighted at park monuments and memorials in honor of soldiers killed during the Campaign for Vicksburg.

 

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