Georgia Memorial Slightly Damaged in Work

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) -- The Georgia Memorial at the Vicksburg
National Military Park will be missing its top section for a couple
of weeks.

The damage occurred while the 18-foot-tall gray granite
structure was being moved Thursday.

Park Superintendent Mike Madell tells the Vicksburg Post
( that the section was scuffed slightly as it
was being lifted into place.

Madell says it will be sent to a Georgia stoneworks company for

The monument was being moved about 100 yards across a patch of
grass to a new site along the park's South Loop.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
AP-NY-10-08-11 0401EDT

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