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Cedar Hill’s Confederate monument damaged by driver

The Confederate monument at Cedar Hill Cemetery will need the help of a good brick mason after a weekend ‘crash.’

According to records from the Vicksburg Police Department, a driver struck the monument Saturday at around 3:30 p.m. causing significant damage to the brick wall and metal fencing that surrounds the monument.

There was no citation issued.

Wayne McMaster, the curator of the monument and the Soldiers’ Rest Cemetery for the John Pemberton Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, said the group, which owns and maintains the monument, is arranging for repairs and hopes insurance will pay for them.

About Tim Reeves

Tim Reeves, and his wife Stephanie, are the parents of three children, Sarah Cameron, Clayton and Fin, who all attend school in the Vicksburg Warren School District. The family are members of First Baptist Church Vicksburg. Tim is involved in a number of civic and volunteer organizations including the United Way of West Central Mississippi and serves on the City of Vicksburg's Riverfront Redevelopment Committee.

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