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Text of the Champion Hill, Port Gibson, and Raymond Battlefields Addition Act

This bill was introduced on June 1, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jun 1, 2011 (Introduced).

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1st Session

H. R. 2083


June 1, 2011

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources


To authorize the acquisition of core battlefield land at Champion Hill, Port Gibson, and Raymond for addition to Vicksburg National Military Park.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Champion Hill, Port Gibson, and Raymond Battlefields Addition Act.


Vicksburg National Military Park


Acquisition of land


In general

The Secretary of the Interior (referred to in this Act as the Secretary) may acquire the land or interests in land within the area identified as Modified Core Battlefield for the Port Gibson Unit, the Champion Hill Unit, and the Raymond Unit and the area identified as Golden West Cemetery in Port Gibson, as generally depicted on the map entitled Vicksburg National Military Park–Proposed Battlefield Additions, numbered 306/100986A, and dated April 2011.


Methods of acquisition

Land and interests in land may be acquired under paragraph (1) by donation, purchase from a willing seller with donated or appropriated funds, or exchange, except that land owned by the State of Mississippi or any political subdivisions of the State may be acquired only by donation.


Availability of map

The map described in subsection (a)(1) shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service.


Boundary adjustment

On the acquisition of land by the Secretary under subsection (a)—


the acquired land shall be added to Vicksburg National Military Park;


the boundary of the Vicksburg National Military Park shall be adjusted to reflect the acquisition of the land; and


the acquired land shall be administered as part of the Vicksburg National Military Park in accordance with applicable laws (including regulations).