Fairfield Inn By Marriott Vicksburg
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My amazing trip to the Delta began with a day in Memphis and ends today in Vicksburg. Spent the day exploring the Vicksburg National Military Park, the U.S.S. Cairo Museum, and the Vicksburg National Cemetery. This too was a return trip for me to the Delta. ...
... on the city by the Union troops. Finally after a 46 day siege Vicksburg surrendered on July 4th 1863(however fighting continued for another 21months).
You tour the site by car on a 16mile loop that passes points of interest. It was really very interesting to see as they had marked out how close the Confederate and Union troops were to each other. Also the cemetery here holds the largest amount of Civil war Union soldiers with 17000 ...
... The site of the battlefield is now the Vicksburg National Military Park, where you can visit the battery positions, see the guns, the redans and redoubts and all the key battle sites. On the 16 mile drive around the site there are many, many memorials, some very grand and others quite modest. Here also 17,000 Union soldiers are buried, the Confederates who died in these battles are buried elsewhere. One of the most interesting displays in the park was the ...
... Soldiers bivouacked there and the family who lived there stayed put during the period. Not surprisingly, the home was destroyed. Other plaques showed, for both rebel and union troops, numbers of casualties (missing, killed, captive). Seeing those statistics struck our hearts at the devastation listed.
Adjacent to the Memorial Park is Vicksburg's very old Jewish cemetery and small Jewish Temple. The earliest engravings on ...
... quick heavy showers.
The USS Cairo was a ship that was dug up from the bottom of the River up the Yahzoo point. (Is that where we got "up the wazoo"?) The restoration was amazing. They had quite a bit of the original ship to work with. We even got to walk aboard. The ship was under a very large tent designed especially for it ( I'm guessing). Then nearby in a brick building attached, they had a museum of ...