Travel Blogs from Vicksburg
... and as he was about to retire, he was more than willing to get into 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 refused to shoot a bear, hence the nickname Teddy. The shop was full of all sorts of interesting ...
... 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 ...
... of the road coming the other way was the sweep vehicle (a tow trailer) with another racer on it. I think the heat took its toll today. It was hot, the car has no air conditioning, but the team pushed through. They stopped in the small town of Monticello, AR for lunch, and our daughter Marilin and her 5 children; Elissa 18, Matthew 16, Emily 13, Olivia 10, and Ivalynn 8, came over and ...
... Around midnight the sky lit up as the Southern forces used the cannons from the overlook to attack the ships. Since the North had breached supplies through a critical point, they began the final bloody battles. The North still in the lowlands, but now with supplies held a 47 day siege of the perimeter of Vicksburg. The South in Vicksburg finally surrendering on July 4.
The park consisted of a drive ...
... off again, this time getting excited for lunch. Ale, Hans, and I had
all been biking in a sort of pack when we got to stop and realized
Seb was nowhere to be found. Hans then continued to bike on and look
for him while Ale and I laid on the side of the road and rested. The
middle 15 had been really ******* both of us and we shared a mutual,
what the f*ck did I sign up for.
Hans eventually found a very sad Seb