IUKA, Miss. (WTVA) -- Downtown Iuka boasts a new attraction just in time for the Iuka Heritage Festival set for Labor Day Weekend.
Corinth artist Tony Bullard has worked for months on a Civil War mural that is now seen on the side of a downtown Iuka building.
Iuka Battlefield Commission Chairman Harold Lomenick says the mural hangs where a building once stood.
It burned several years ago, but one local resident bought the property and donated it to the Battlefield Commission.
Much work has been done to prepare the spot for future enjoyment.
"They pulled dirt out to put top soil in, put sod down and put new sidewalks in. The mural just appeared. It's turned a sore spot into a real beautiful green space," Lomenick said.
Commission officials have yet another surprise for Civil War enthusiasts.
A new book has been written on the Battle of Iuka which was fought 150 years ago.
They are also going to offer an official coin to coincide with their upcoming Heritage festival.
A painting depicting Iuka's place in history is also being unveiled.
Prints will be offered to the public.
A book signing will be held Thursday, August 23 at the 1st America National Bank from 12:30-2:30.