You have to check out the monuments all along the siege lines. History is still preserved for all to enjoy
It's actually called the Illinois monument interestingly enough but it is an amazing structure with the names of every solider from every Illinois regiment in the Vicksburg campaign of the civil war plus your voice echoes awesome!
An excellent educational experience. Well designed and maintained grounds. One of the best Civil War battle site I have visited. We could have spent an entire day.If you're a serious history buff, one really needs to in order to take in all the park offers.
I have been there several times through the years, with parents as a teenage, as a young-married, with teenagers, and now with a grandchild. You would think I had seen it all, but I learned something new even this last visit. I had said I would never return (I am so saddened by this time in our history, plus I... More
It has always been interesting to me that the two largest National Military Parks in the USA are where two major battles were fought and won on July 4th. Neither knew of the other's circumstances. Seeing the unusual terraine of this part of Vicksburg is key in understanding the battle of Vicksburg. The monuments are wonderful and children love them.... More
Monuments are simply extraordinary. Very impressive marble and granite sculptures adorning a beautiful battlefield where so many innocent Vicksburg civilian children were starved for 50 days by the Union blockade
My husband and I have been researching our family ancestry, thus, this was a required side-trip during our drive through Mississippi! We enjoyed the awe-inspiring drive through the Monument, and we were almost in tears when we discovered the site where two of our ancestors were stationed during the Civil War. If you're ever driving through Vicksburg, make sure to... More
Drove the tour with guide David. Informative and worthwhile.
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