Paint it pretty

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 11, 2010

Susan Taylor, right, and her 3-year-old son, Zachary, also the son of Sherman Taylor, paint the carriage of a model 1842 6-pounder along with about 40 other Park Day volunteers Saturday at Tour Stop 1, Battery De Golyer, in the Vicksburg National Military Park.  Sponsored by the Civil War Preservation Trust, Park Day is a nationwide day of volunteering to help maintain and preserve Civil War battlefields and historic sites. “Our primary mission today is to do all that painting,” said Rick Martin, VNMP chief of operations. Twenty cannon carriages at Battery De Golyer and the Clay Street entrance sign to the park were painted Saturday. (Katie Carter*The Vicksburg Post)

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