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MISSION STATEMENT:


A Ninth Connecticut Vicksburg Committee has been formed to place a State of Connecticut Monument at the Vicksburg
National Military Park to honor the “gallant soldiers of the 9th Connecticut Infantry who participated in the Vicksburg
campaign of 1862”. Long denied any memorial at the Park, legislation was amended in 1990 to broaden the park’s interpretive
mandate to cover the period April, 1862 to July 4, 1863, and to provide for the acquisition of the remaining vestige of the canal
area. Thus Connecticut is now allowed to place a monument honoring their soldiers who participated in the Vicksburg campaign
of 1862.

The committee is comprised of members of the Irish American Historical Society, the Irish History Round Table and the Civil
War Round Table. An invitation has been received from the National Park Service and a letter to the NPS (Department of the
Interior) has been written in May of 2005 by Governor Rell authorizing the committee to proceed on behalf of the State of
Connecticut. Checks may be made payable to IHRT Inc.(Irish History Round Table) with a notation in the remarks section “9th
Reg – Vicksburg Mon”. Mail to IHRT Inc., 9th Vicksburg Monument, Box 6028, Hamden, CT 06517.

 

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