Missouri Civil War Monument to be Fixed with Federal Money

May 9, 2016

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The federal government is picking up the tab to repair a monument to Missouri's Civil War troops at the Vicksburg National Military Park.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that the Mississippi military park where it's located commemorates the 47-day Siege of Vicksburg in 1863, a decisive victory for Union Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant.

State lawmakers appropriated money to repair the monument this year and last, but it appears it won't be need.

Park officials have won a $380,000 allocation of federal funding to go ahead with the work. Park superintendent Bill Justice said the repairs should be completed by the end of the year.

Last year the state money couldn't be used for repairs because officials determined the money came from the wrong fund.