Fairfield Inn By Marriott Vicksburg
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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... so we could check in and get ready to meet up with Bobby from Goldwing Road Riders of America with whom we had arranged to have dinner. As it turned out, he had arranged for a group of riders from the Mississippi-F chapter and drill team to join us and they took us out to dinner. What a wonderful evening. Fantastic people, extremely friendly and so hospitable. Actually, thus far the folk in the south generally have been the friendliest we ...
We head out of camp about 10am and across the highway to the Emerald Mound. Emerald Mound is an 8 acre, Mississippian Period Ceremonial Mound. Built and used between 1200 and 1730 by the American Indians that resided in the Mississippi Valley. It is the second largest mound left in the United States, Monk's Mound in Illinois being the largest. The mound would have most likely been used for burials, temples and ceremonial ...
I gave myself a bit of a sleep in to make up for my early start the day before. I had been talking to my work colleague Aiden Seeley the previous few days as one of my work planes was flying into Oklahoma City and they were planning to drive from there to Dallas and I was going to meet them there. But when they arrived, they didn't have a car to get to Dallas, so I was considering waking up early and driving the 9 hours all the way back up to Oklahoma. That fell through as well ...
... and northern Mississippi, along with rumours of drunkenness and obstinacy. His march to Vicksburg had particularly heavy casualties for both sides.
The casualties on the 22nd were still on the field on 24th so a truce was called for 2.5 hrs, to clear the dead and wounded. During this truce many from both sides played cards and swapped stories about previous battles. There was even an exchange of letters from Northern people for the friends/relatives ...
... forces realized this city would be the next site to be challenged. A natural fortress because of its location, it was capturing commercial barges coming South from the Northern States of Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, and Michigan. Vicksburg left un-challenged supplied Confederate forces with war supplies.
President Lincoln realized that Vicksburg was the key to a decisive ...