H. R. 2271
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 5, 2013
Mr. Thompson of Mississippi 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.
This Act may be cited as the
Champion Hill, Port Gibson, and
Raymond Battlefields Addition Act
Vicksburg National Military Park
Acquisition of land
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
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
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.
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).