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

This bill was introduced on May 16, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 13, 2013 (Introduced).

This is not the latest text of this bill.



1st Session

S. 305


February 13, 2013

(for himself andMr. Wicker) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to theCommittee on Energy and 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

TheSecretary of the Interior(referred to in this Act as theSecretary) may acquire the land or any interests in land within the area identified asModified Core Battlefieldfor the Port Gibson Unit, the Champion Hill Unit, and the Raymond Unit as generally depicted on the map entitledVicksburg National Military Park—Proposed Battlefield Additions, numbered 306/100986, and dated October 2010.


Methods of acquisition

Land may be acquired underparagraph (1)by donation, purchase 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 insubsection (a)(1)shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of theNational Park Service.


Boundary adjustment

On the acquisition of land by theSecretaryunder this Act—


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).


Authorization of appropriations

There are authorized to be appropriatedsuch sums as are necessary to carry outthis Act .