On Wednesday, we started off our Facebook LIVE events at Bruinsburg, the site where Ulysses S. Grant landed his army on the east bank of the Mississippi April 30-May 1, 1863, to kick off his overland campaign to take Vicksburg. It was “Grant’s D-Day,” but with no Germans waiting for him, Kris White said. Historian Parker Hills brought us (with permission) onto private property so we could get to the actual site itself.
As I did yesterday, I wanted to share a few images from the day’s adventures (even as we’re out making new ones today!). Our thanks to our partners at the American Battlefield Trust for inviting us to co-host this series!