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Civil War historical marker unveiled

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Updated: 9/30/2013 10:35 am
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) — The city of Starkville has a new marker for Civil War enthusiasts to enjoy.

This historical marker was unveiled Saturday in a ceremony for Mississippi's recognition of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

This new marker represents Union General Grierson's raid that started in Tennessee and ended in Starkville in 1863.

The sign stands on the corner of Highway 12 and Louisville Street in Starkville.

One organizer says this dedication helps people to remember the importance of the Civil War.

"The Civil War is one of those events that made us who we are today," Golden Triangle Civil War Round Table member C.J. Johnson. "Before the civil war we were considered individual states joined together."

Johnson says Grierson's Raid is the only significant civil war event that happened in Starkville.
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