- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 3, 2015

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - The National Civil War Trust and Friends of the Vicksburg National Military Park are expected to announce Thursday the donation of an 11-acre tract of land on North Frontage Road to the Vicksburg National Military Park.

Friends executive director Bess Averett tells The Vicksburg Post (https://bit.ly/1GIqCOO) the property includes four parcels.

She said two vacant houses on the property have been demolished and the debris removed.

Meg Martin with the Civil War Trust says this is the first land the trust has saved associated with the siege of Vicksburg.

She says the trust is very active in preserving land associated with the Vicksburg Campaign, including 476 acres at Champion Hill, 623 acres at Port Gibson, and 106 acres at Raymond.

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Information from: The Vicksburg Post, https://www.vicksburgpost.com

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