My great grandfather and 2 great uncles we here in June 1863 and wanted to experence of what it must of been like. Great experence.
We are not Civil War buffs, but decided to visit the Vicksburg Battlefield anyway in order to learn more about the importance of Vicksburg in the Civil War. The experience took us about 2 hours and caught us by surprise. It is a tribute to those who died here no matter which side you supported. The battlefield takes 2 hours... More
It was a bit chilly and damp, fog rolling up off the river and smoke from local mills drifting on the breeze. The departed lay quietly in their resting places, covered by a carpet of well manicured lawn and a winter quilt of fallen leaves. It made me pensive and respectful and ....proud of them. They believed, they fought, they... More
My wife ams I are civil war enthusiasts and as we ravel the country we are stopping at all the battlefields we can. For me this is#2 on the must see list. Right behind Gettysburg. The Iron clad is one of the highlights. Don't miss it. Also allow plenty of time. We were there for at least 7 hours. So... More
The national cemetery is a place for quiet reverence after touring the Vicksburg battlefield. It gives you a much better perspective of the sacrifice of these soldiers.
It is so beautiful and serene now driving through the rolling countryside. But seeing all those graves, it is almost unimaginable to appreciate what these poor souls endured during the civil war. What a tragedy in American history. It is nice to see that these soldiers were not forgotten and there are beautiful poetic monuments scattered throughout. Worth a drive.... More
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