Here Brothers Fought

Here Brothers Fought (HM268W)

Location: Vicksburg, MS 39183 Warren County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 22.122', W 90° 50.697'

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Here, Confederates from Missouri fought Union soldiers
from Missouri. At Vicksburg—and across every Civil War
battlefield—men who had once been friends faced off as
enemies. Neighbors and even family members found
themselves on opposite sides, fighting for different ideals.
Did they hesitate to fire on each other?

In the officers' ranks were many men who had attended
the same military academies. When Grant and
Pemberton met to discuss surrender terms, they spoke as
enemy commanders, but also as West Point graduates.
The Civil War was not a struggle to fend off a foreign
nation, but a war of Americans fighting Americans.

. . .officers and men arrayed in opposed lines from 1861 to 1865
were American citizen soldiers, Union and Confederate alike. . .

Report on the National Memorial and Peace Jubilee, October 1917
HM NumberHM268W
Placed ByThe National Park Service, Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, March 25th, 2018 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 702757 N 3583346
Decimal Degrees32.36870000, -90.84495000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.122', W 90° 50.697'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 7.32" N, 90° 50' 41.82" W
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Area Code(s)601
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1131 Confederate Ave, Vicksburg MS 39183, US
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