This nine-foot tall sculpture photographed at the Vicksburg National Military Park in Vicksburg, Miss., Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, honors black soldiers and civilians that fought for their freedom and ... more 
This nine-foot tall sculpture photographed at the Vicksburg National Military Park in Vicksburg, Miss., Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, honors black soldiers and civilians that fought for their freedom and in support of the Union. The statue depicts three figures - two Union soldiers representing the 1st and 3d Mississippi Infantry, African Descent, and participated in the Vicksburg campaign, and the third figure, right, is a civilian laborer. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Rogelio V. Solis
Fri, Aug 17, 2012 7:24 AM EDT