Lynn and I spent less than 24 hours in Vicksburg. But, we did make the most of our time there. We drove through the National Park and stopped at several locations along the 13 mile drive. Really unbelievable how much area was occupied by troops during the Civil War seige on Vicksburg, that lasted over 40 days.
You can see the day was beautifully sunny, but hot!
Hubby did not care that people in this memorial saw him taking a photo while on his back. Illinois raised $190,000 in 1906 to build this gorgeous monument.
Monuments were around every turn.
Here you can see how close the Mississippi river was and below this tent they are rebuilding a gun boat.
We had a great time and spent the night in an antibellum home, the Duff Green Mansion. We did the home tour the next morning and enjoyed more history about the area and I saw my first ghost. More details on little Annie and the mansion in my next post.