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We left later than planned to Clarksdale to take a picture at the legendary crossroad of the highways 61 and 49 and we also had a coffee sitting outside enjoying the sun. We continued along the Blues Highway to Rosedale. Unfortunately the park we wanted to visit was closed. Greenville did not have much to offer either. Now it's time for laundry again (which means we have time to blog!) and then we're off to enjoy a nice dinner as we realized it's been too ...
... I can recall;
- Dollar General
- Dollars & Sense
- Dollar $tore
- Dollar Tree
- Family Dollar
... almost caused us to pull over. We continued south on US 65 through Arkansas, passing extensive farm fields of cotton, corn and soy beans. Continuing south on US 65 we crossed into Louisiana, then east on I-20 over the Mississippi river and into Vicksburg Mississippi. We stopped for the night at “Ameristar Casino RV Park”, where we have stayed ...
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 ...
Grant and Sherman were quite horrified over the casualties, even though the Union suffered less than 5,000 and the Confederates 3,500 in the one day. Not being complacent here, it's just that I've seen fields with heavier casualties given the number involved.
Five weeks later, after constant bombardment from the Union guns, the Confederate Army was starving and the desperate residents were now hiding in caves which they had created.