Mississippi Department of Archives and History gets National Park Service grant

Published 5:08 pm Friday, November 18, 2022

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History has received a $136,740 National Park Service Battlefield Land Acquisition grant to preserve 3.06 acres at Chickasaw Bayou, according to information from the National Park Service.

The Battle of Chickasaw Bayou was fought on Dec. 26-29 in 1862, about 2 miles from Vicksburg in northern Warren County near the Kings community.

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John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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