Mississippi Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker have again proposed expanding the Vicksburg National Military Park to add the battlefields of Champion Hill, Port Gibson and Raymond.
The bill was filed in Congress this week by the Republican senators. A similar bill was filed last year.
It would authorize the National Park Service to acquire about 10,000 acres to preserve the three Civil War battlefields. Port Gibson is in Claiborne County. The Raymond and Champion Hill sites are both in Hinds County.