Fort Pemberton, Greenwood, MS circa 1950's.
UNVEIL MARKER FORT PEMBERTON ON OCTOBER 20
The Mildred Maury Humphreys Chapter, U.D.C., will unveil a marker at Fort Pemberton on the Humphreys Highway, October 20, at 2 o’clock, commemorating the activities of the fort in stopping an advance by General U. S. Grant on Vicksburg.
A special invitation has been extended to all school children in the county to attend and join in the singing of “Mississippi”. County Superintendent of Education L. S. Rogers approves of schools giving an afternoon holiday to all pupils who wish to attend, and the public is cordially invited.
From The Greenwood Commonwealth, October 12, 1933
UNVEIL MARKER FT. PEMBERTON
Mildred Maury Humphreys Chapter U.D.C. Will Conduct Ceremony
The Mildred Maury Humphreys Chapter U.D.C. will unveil a marker at Fort Pemberton, three miles west of Greenwood, tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock. October 20, the anniversary of the birthday of General J. Z. George, the great leader of the South in the reconstruction days, is being observed all over the state by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, honoring the modern reconstruction, through honors shown the hero of the past.
At the ceremony of the unveiling tomorrow, Congressman Will M. Whittington will deliver the dedication address, and descendants of the veterans who defended Fort Pemberton will unveil the marker, which is being placed on the breastworks facing the Tallahatchie River. The cannon was brought from Vicksburg by a squadron from Gen. Polk’s army. The four shells on the corners of the marker were dug up in Yazoo Pass, and the cannon ball was found in Walter Pillow’s field near the fort.
The Greenwood Drum and Bugle Corps will take part in the celebration, and the Commander Sam. W. Wright announces that the corps will assemble at the stadium at 1:15 in full uniform. He urges those who can furnish cars for the trip to do so.
The full program for the ceremony follows:
America-Drum and Bugle Corps
Unveiling marker-By descendants of veterans who defended Ft. Pemberton
Song-”Mississippi” by school children
Address-Cong. Will M. Whittington
From The Greenwood Commonwealth, October 19, 1933
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