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Day 56 (drove to Vicksburg, MS), Vicksburg, MS, United States travel blog

Day 56 (drove to Vicksburg, MS)

A travel blog entry by travelredgang

departing odometer 27753......arriving odometer 28074. We drove 321 miles today to Vicksburg, ...

Vicksburg, Vicksburg, United States travel blog

Vicksburg

A travel blog entry by dldemented

Just finished going through the National Park here which puts the battle of Vicksburg into prospective and makes one understand the horrors of war. It covers sixteen miles of roads with lots of places to stop and read what went on at that spot. At the ...

Monticello,AR lunch, Vicksburg,MS overnight, Vicksburg, United States travel blog

Monticello,AR lunch, Vicksburg,MS overnight

A travel blog entry by mvmcwane

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... and zigzagged covering a lot of miles.   Jim and my route was a straight shot down I-55 to Jackson, MS and straight over to Vicksburg MS and it was 270 miles. As we headed down south, along I-55 we saw 2 Racers along the side of the road, with ...

Starting Toward Home, Vicksburg, United States travel blog

Starting Toward Home

A travel blog entry by shoultscamping

... camper, but she'd Get 'R Done. Caught I-10 West, I-59 North, US 49 North, I-20 West until we got to Vicksburg, Mississippi. Following Google directions, we got temporarily disoriented for a little while. But we did find the RV Park at Ameristar Casino. ...

In the South, Vicksburg, United States travel blog

In the South

A travel blog entry by salandrich

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We drove through Arkansas into Louisiana, then crossed the Mississippi. Noticing lots of differences - accents, houses, crops, skin colour, food. We just ate some catfish - I had mine blackened for an extra 39c. Tea is always iced. People eat scones ...

vicksburg Civil war Memorial Park, Vicksburg, United States travel blog

vicksburg Civil war Memorial Park

A travel blog entry by rogersusieq

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On monday morning we got up early and toured the Vicksburg Military park, depicting a batttle for the Mississippi during the Civil war. there were lots of memorial stautues and a museum. In the afternoon we stoped in Indianola seeing the museum about BB ...

Now We're Talking 'History'!, Vicksburg, United States travel blog

Now We're Talking 'History'!

A travel blog entry by 2pcgrads

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... ;Confederate soldiers, sick, starving and disorganized, were unable to continue fighting.  Under the leadership of General Pemberton, Vicksburg was officially surrendered on July 4, 1863. Visiting the battle site could conceivably take a full day, or ...

Natchez to Jackson along the Trace, Vicksburg, United States travel blog

Natchez to Jackson along the Trace

A travel blog entry by cliff-n-chris

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... , settlers, slaves, preachers, outlaws, and adventurers, and was politically, economically, socially, and militarily important for the United States in its early development. Today the Natchaz Trace Parkway travels 444 miles through three states, from the ...

Exploring Vicksburg, Vicksburg, United States travel blog

Exploring Vicksburg

A travel blog entry by cliff-n-chris

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... mighty Mississippi into Louisiana. We drove along Confederate Avenue where there are numerous busts and markers related to the Battle of Vicksburg.  Unfortunately this is a busy road and there aren't any places to stop.  We made our way over to ...

Vicksburg National Military Park and Capulin, Vicksburg and Capulin Volcano National Monument, United States travel blog

Vicksburg National Military Park and Capulin

A travel blog entry by exploreamerica

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The surrender of Vicksburg in 1863 gave the North control of the Mississippi River in the Civil War.   On July 17, 1991 I visited Capulin Volcano National Monument in New Mexico. Today it is just a peaceful mountain ...

No time, Vicksburg, United States travel blog

No time

A travel blog entry by artell

Just a quick note to say we are  fine but my laptop carked it so using public library, and out of time, so will talk soon and catch up. Till then CU  Dave & ...

Mississippi River ferry crossing and Vicksburg, Vicksburg, United States travel blog

Mississippi River ferry crossing and Vicksburg

A travel blog entry by lanza_romanza

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... of the Civil War, it was the fall of Vicksburg that signaled the end of any hope of victory for the Confederacy. Once Vicksburg was lost, the Mississippi River was in Federal hands - cutting off all Confederate lands west of the river. Though Vicksburg ...

Mississippi, USA - 05, Vicksburg, Clarksdale, United States travel blog

Mississippi, USA - 05

A travel blog entry by shaun_and_leah

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... Vicksburg. It was one of the last confederate locations to surrender - on the 4th of July!! -Drove several scenic tours in Vicksburg where you see various historical buildings, a mural wall (very different and well done. We later noshed at a local ...

Civil War country, Vicksburg, MS, United States travel blog

Civil War country

A travel blog entry by lroff

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... days the city held out but by the end of June, Pemberton knew that he must capitulate and on July 4, 1863, Vicksburg was officially surrendered. The surrender of Vicksburg and the defeat of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia at Gettysburg were critical ...

Cairo in Mississippi?!, Vicksburg, United States travel blog

Cairo in Mississippi?!

A travel blog entry by bekandjesse

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... name is .. the Cairo. Totally amazing boats and Jesse was fully satisfied by this little venture down childhood lane. After touring Vicksburg and the Civil War sights we headed South down to Natchez to check out some of the old plantation places. To ...

Casino Camping, Vicksburg, United States travel blog

Casino Camping

A travel blog entry by dolsontravels

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... ;had all the crab and oysters you could eat. The casino and the town are right on the Mississippi River. One of Vicksburg's claims to fame is  that it is the first place that Coca Cola was bottled. Today we went to town  and ...

The Siege of Vicksburg, Vicksburg, United States travel blog

The Siege of Vicksburg

A travel blog entry by honestman

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... of vegetation to give you a vista of the field of battle. The monuments are everywhere, even more than Gettysburg. Vicksburg invited all the states who had soldiers here to erect a monument and they are impressive in size and style... There are also lots ...

Vicksburg, Vicksburg, United States travel blog

Vicksburg

A travel blog entry by harleyrider2

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... the shots. He also warned us about snakes, particularly water moccasins which are deadly. Back onto the road for the ride to Vicksburg - we stopped for fuel at a place called Onward whose claim to fame is the Theodore Roosevelt went there on a hunt and ...

Vicksburg Memorial and McRaven House, Vicksburg, United States travel blog

Vicksburg Memorial and McRaven House

A travel blog entry by ahartry

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... the people here to "get over it" -- the South lost; join the 20th century. There are over 1200 memorial markers in the Vicksburg battlefield -- at least one for every state militia plus many, many minor markers. This, of course, does not count the more ...

The Drive, Vicksburg, United States travel blog

The Drive

A travel blog entry by wike15

We got out and took some funny pictures by the ...

Vicksburg, Vicksburg, United States travel blog

Vicksburg

A travel blog entry by lauravanwaas

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... in it, yum-yum) in the little shop at the front of the museum. When we finished our coke float, we walked down Vicksburg's quaint main street and stopped for a look in a fabulous dress shop - Laura is still trying to find that perfect little party ...

What a ride.... A black bear!, Vicksburg, United States travel blog

What a ride.... A black bear!

A travel blog entry by oliverlodge

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... of dilapted trucks and log wagons, and they were all in there tucking into fried chicken first thing! Made us smile... Got to Vicksburg Military Park which consisted of a 14 mile road around this large National Park full of monuments to the fallen, to ...

Civil War's Key to Victory-Vicksburg!, Vicksburg, United States travel blog

Civil War's Key to Victory-Vicksburg!

A travel blog entry by pyoots

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... let's get down the road toward home.  On the way, Vicksburg is a great story in the struggle between the statesVicksburg sits on a high bluff overlooking the Mississippi River and as a result of the fall of New Orleans port city, confederate ...

No gambling here, Vicksburg, United States travel blog

No gambling here

A travel blog entry by wright2

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... US 331 to the town of OPP, then west on US 84 to Collins,  Mississippi, north on US 49 to Jackson and then I-20 to Vicksburg.  We are staying at the Ameristar Casino RV Park in Vicksburg, and were able to get a pull thru sight so that we did not ...

Grant and Sherman Take Vicksburg, Vicksburg, United States travel blog

Grant and Sherman Take Vicksburg

A travel blog entry by leonardgrill

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... ;Vicksburg is a great little town - lots of bed and breakfast hotels and a restored downtown historical district.  The Vicksburg museum and battlefield are very moving and impressive.  Three cheers for Ohio, birthplace of both Grant and Sherman. ...

Vicksburg day 2, Vicksburg, United States travel blog

Vicksburg day 2

A travel blog entry by tpress29

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... When the union army got to the outskirts of the town they found it heavily fortified, and well defended. The terrain around Vicksburg is perfect for defence. Unable to break through the defences, Grant ordered a siege. For 47 days nothing entered or left ...

Still Storming, Vicksburg, United States travel blog

Still Storming

A travel blog entry by muggeragem

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The storm should have blown by by tomorrow. What to do? I decided to follow a suggestion from a friend and visit the Vicksburg National Military Park and the U.S.S. Cairo Museum. But first I had to get there...it was only a little over 100 km but a 100 km ...

The trip starts out with a mis-adventure: FIRE, Vicksburg, United States travel blog

The trip starts out with a mis-adventure: FIRE

A travel blog entry by scoonpooh

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... thing we cannot run off the gen. is the RVs AC. But we did have a big fan to keep us cool. Our destination was Vicksburg, Mississippi which we got too around 6:00.    We stayed at the Ameristar Casino RV park which is close to the river. ...

Civil War Tour Day 4, Vicksburg, United States travel blog

Civil War Tour Day 4

A travel blog entry by bmitch7774

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... in the sky, and just enough breeze to keep the temperature bearable.  Our first stop was the visitor center at the Vicksburg National Military Park.  While there, we viewed a movie about the battle of Vicksburg.  After we saw the movie, we ...

Uneventful day in the car., Vicksburg, United States travel blog

Uneventful day in the car.

A travel blog entry by marty_chrissie

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... ....and it really is as simple and boring as that. Louisiana is very green and there were large trees along all the highways. Nearing Vicksburg we drove through one of those storms where you have to slow to 40 mph 'cos it's raining so hard. We checked ...

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