Baymont Inn & Suites Vicksburg
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... if we want"
Jude: "So are you telling me I am all dressed up and ready to go at this hour on a holiday when I could still be in bed?"
Well that about sums up the start to our day. But hey, we are allowed to change our minds, especially on holiday!
So today is a trip through the back country of Arkansas and into Louisiana to get to Vicksburg National Military Park in Mississippi. Interesting crossing the ...
... Red) lines or Blue (Union) forces. The hills are also lines with many state and regimental markers, monuments and tablets. Also in the park is the U.S.S Cairo Museum. A Union ironclad gunboat that was sunk on December 12, 1862 in the Yazoo River, north of Vickburg. It was salvaged in the 1960's, restored best it could be and now the boat and it's remains are exhibited in the museum.
With the park done we head to our ...
... here. During the American civil war, these high bluffs were fortified and brimming with cannons. Boats of the Union brown navy could not make their way south, as the batteries at Vicksburg would blow them out of the water. So Vicksburg was a very important strategic hurdle, in Lincoln's plan to retake the south.
I leave the highway and travel parallel to the river, high up on the bluffs. I see guns setup, and monuments but don't have time to stop due to the nature of ...
The battlefield is by far the best I've been too and I took over 150 photos, the positions of the two forces are clear and the park has cleared a lot 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 of markers for the two lines, blue ...
... ammo but no food. Dogs and cats became scarce and the fastest living animal on earth was the last surviving chicken in Vicksburg. Finally, on July 3, 1863 the Confederate commander, General Pemberton negotiated for a surrender, one day after the victory at Gettysburg.
Today, Vicksburg is still a bustling port city with cotton, soy beans, and corn being the primary product being shipped ...