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 ...
... and Jackson, the capital city. This caused the confederate army West to Vicksburg where Grant & Sherman attacked with frontal assaults that resulted in heavy losses to the Union armies.
Finally, Grant realized he couldn't win climbing earthen fortresses, out match the artillery guns of the rebel army, so he decided to lay siege to the city for 47 days. Confederate forces had ...
... it off either, so the security guard called a friend of his who is a lock smith, well, they had to have the lock drilled off. So now they can get gas and continue on...it is 11:00 pm and Matt just got back from getting gas and ready for tomorrow. he is wiped!!! Bless his heart, his cloths are all wet for the heat and he just got out of the heat from 5:30am this morning. This was a LONG ...
... the visitors center about the crucial battle. Lincoln & Grant knew Vicksburg would be the key to turning the war because many of the souths supplies came from the Mississippi River at this point. Several attempts were made to capture the area but because it was on a rise, the south was well fortified. Finally Grant got an officer to agree to try to sneak by Vicksburg on the river. Very quietly they almost made ...
Another short day, so more than enough
time for me to write. We started promptly at 6:01 am when Hans
knocked on my tent informing me to get up or else. I then took down
my tent and packed up my gear and ate my oatmeal. I then had to wait
for the guys to also accomplish all of this. Then we headed out for
our first 15 miles of the day.
It was still reasonably chilly and a
bit downhill so the miles flew by. ...
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services