Vicksburg National Military Park

N and E of Vicksburg, Vicksburg, Mississippi

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Description 

The Vicksburg National Military Park tour roads provide access to areas of interest in the park, which commemorates and interprets the siege and defense of Vicksburg in 1863 during the Civil War. The tour route through Vicksburg National Military Park was designed primarily for vehicular traffic. The roads and bridges in the park are integral aspects of the commemorative landscape of the battlefield. The road-related structures in this park are significant both for their individual structural designs and their functional unity as part of a tour system. Initial construction of the basic road system took place during the early 1900s and was followed by a period of improvements, additions, and deletions by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. An additional period of improvement work was accomplished in the 1960s as part of Mission 66. -- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER MS-14)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000100
Architectural style
Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival
Areas of significance
Art; Military
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; B - Person
Property type
District
Historic function
Battle site
Current functions
Work of art (sculpture, carving, rock art); Park; Monument/marker
Period of significance
1850-1874
Significant year
1863
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 4
Contributing structures: 11
Contributing sites: 2
Contributing objects: 1400
Non-contributing structures: 1

Update Log 

  • February 3, 2016: Updated by J.R. Manning: Added Tag and link to NPS website

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