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Vicksburg National Monument

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Address: Vicksburg, MS
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This was my 204th visit to the national park system's 413 current sites. Vicksburg is on par with Gettysburg as must see for military and Civil War history. The driving tour is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my 204th visit to the national park system's 413 current sites. Vicksburg is on par with Gettysburg as must see for military and Civil War history. The driving tour is absolutely terrific. A real highlight was the USS Cairo. It is an amazing display and a testament to 19th century (to build it) and 20th century (to raise... More 

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Ozark, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Explore and immerse yourself in Civil War history. This monument is representative of other monuments scattered throughout the park. The battle for Vicksburg was strategic to both sides of the campaign. Take time to reflect on the many names inscribed on this monument. Highly recommend!

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mesa az
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

The Military Park has so many monuments and memorials to the many units engaged in the siege and the Cemetery with its endless markers, but the monument is outstanding, with its list of thousands of casualties during the long bloody battle.

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Lehi, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Take a few minutes to step into the monument. Very impressive with over 30,000 names listed on bronzed walls. The monument is accessible via the 16-mile auto tour of the Vicksburg National Battlefield. Stop at the visitors' center first. National Park Service entry fees apply. America the Beautiful passes are accepted. The 20-minute introductory video presentation at the visitors' center... More 

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Conroe, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We visited this while driving through the Vicksburg Battlefield. It was an amazing structure from the inside. There is an opening in the top of the dome. It was very somber reading inscriptions on the walls.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Many large and "grand" monuments to regiments who fought, died and some survived, the terrible civil way that, to this day, continues to bring discord and unhappiness on both sides. These monuments remind of us those times. Some are grand done by states, some personal and small. A reminder of the tragedy of war.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

There is a lot to see at the Vicksburg National Monument. Make sure you plan to spend the better part of the day. There is a CD available at the gift shop / museum at the park entrance that provides an excellent job guiding you through the park. The Union memorials are more impressive, but make sure to spend time... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

When visiting the Monument you will be impress by the shape and place you fell the serenity of all thoses spirit lost on thoses battlefields.

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Wescosville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

We loved this place as we toured the battlefield area. The monument has a great view from the steps. Inside are some neat plaques dealing with the units here. Definitely worth the climb of the steps to see it all.

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Globe, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

We went to the park today, and were confused right from the start. We finally got on the road tour with the intention of seeing the USS Cairo which isn't well signed from the direction we were driving. An eventual trip to the visitor center for a map got us to the old iron-clad (which was amazing). There are more... More 

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