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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Vicksburg National Military Park

We are in Vicksburg, MS staying at the Amerastar Casino RV park. This is a photo of the casino the park in across the street and up the road a block or two so it is a long walk but they have a free shuttle.

We explored the VNMP today, it is a 1,800 acre National Park, America's most monumented national park, where the fate of a nation was decided in 1863. Within the park is a Union ironclad gunboat which had been submersed on the bottom of the Yazzoo River for 102 years. The largest National Military Cemetery of Union dead in the U.S. is located in the Park.
Vicksburg was under siege for 46 days and surrendered to Grant July 4, 1863.

2 comments:

Cherylsue said...

Hope you all have a good and big Thanksgiving dinner, even if it isn't home made. We are going to Jeff's. Mother is here.
Thanks for the card. I got it yesterday.

ann said...

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