Aaron Lisec

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"Vicksburg 150," now on display in the Hall of Presidents and Chancellors, commemorates the 1863 seige and capture of Vicksburg, Mississippi, by Union forces.  With this strategic victory, the Union controlled the Mississippi River and cut the Confederacy in two from east to west.  "Vicksburg 150" juxtaposes the words of two southern Illinois soldiers with recent photographs of the Vicksburg National Military Park to highlight the Civil War holdings of the Special Collections Research Center.

Thank you, Aaron Lisec, for curating this informative and visually interesting exhibit!

Shouter:  Pam Hackbart-Dean, Director, Special Collections Research Center

Submitted:  05/09/13