CORINTH – A Civil War heritage group has received a $19,800 grant to help preserve a longtime fixture on the Alcorn County courthouse lawn.
The Col. W.P. Rogers Chapter 321 of Sons of Confederate Veterans secured the grant from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History as part of the 2009 Community Heritage Grant award program.
The Corinth SCV chapter has been working for about 10 years to repair and preserve the Col. W.P. Rogers statue, which has stood on the courthouse lawn for about a century.
Earlier this year, chapter President Buddy Ellis said the group had raised about $13,000 of the $25,000 needed to complete repairs. The statue is cracked and some pieces have broken off.
NEMS Daily Journal