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Vicksburg Campaign Trail

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EFW2014 wrote a review Jan 2020
Woolwich, Maine786 contributions122 helpful votes
Not sure how you can leave anything but a five for monuments. They all honor a group or person and that should be enough for a five.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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magagoo wrote a review Nov 2019
Atlantic Beach, Florida443 contributions91 helpful votes
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Vicksburg National Park is beautiful, sad yet inspiring in so many ways. To tell you all the things to see and read would take pages of writing. As you drive through the park and see the monuments to those who fought there. The monuments are just breathtaking. The Illinois monument is incredible! Every American needs to visit this Park.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Civil War Buff wrote a review Oct 2019
Fayetteville, Georgia1 contribution
If you have an interest in the war between the states, this tour is a must. The grounds and monuments are in great shape and the signage is excellent, which makes it easy to visualize the events of the battles taking place there. A must see is the "Cairo" Yankee Gunboat museum & reclamation from the river bottom. Unless you have a National Park Pass, there is a $20 charge to drive through the park trails. (It is worth it just for the demonstrations and grounds upkeep.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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cdhcch wrote a review Oct 2019
Cedar Rapids, Iowa596 contributions102 helpful votes
Each state has a unique memorial for their soldiers. Some are amzaing in ways that only pictures can show the story.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Taylor B wrote a review Sep 2019
Chicago, Illinois6,571 contributions5,455 helpful votes
When my wife and I realized we could take a self-guided, audio driving tour of the Vicksburg Campaign Trail, we leaped at the opportunity. It reminded us of the self-guided, audio driving tour of Lee's Retreat in Virginia, from Petersburg to Appomattox, that we have enjoyed in the past. The Vicksburg Campaign consisted of many naval operations, troop maneuvers, failed initiatives and 11 distinct battles from December 26, 1862 to July 4, 1863. After Union General U.S. Grant failed to take Vicksburg by attacking through the bayous north of the city, he marched his army south along the west side of the Mississippi River and met Union gunboats and troop transports (which had run the batteries at Vicksburg) at Bruinsburg, where he crossed the river. In the next 17 days, Grant maneuvered his army inland and won five battles at Grand Gulf, Snyder's Bluff, Port Gibson, Raymond and Champion Hill, seized the state capital at Jackson and assaulted and laid siege to Vicksburg, which surrendered after a 47-day siege. We followed Grant's route, from Windsor Ruins, near Bruinsburg, to Shaifer House to Snyder's Bluff to Port Gibson to Grand Gulf to Jackson to Raymond to Champion Hill to the Big Black River to Vicksburg and the very spot where Grant met Confederate General John Pemberton to discuss surrender terms.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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