Scenes from Vicksburg, Day 3 (part one)
part of a series
I’ve been in Vicksburg for the American Battlefield Trust and Emerging Civil War to commemorate the 155th anniversary of the Vicksburg campaign. We actually started Thursday’s adventures with a holdover from Wednesday: a Facebook LIVE shoot from Grand Gulf. Water in the Mississippi was so high that it came up to the historic riverbank, so we got to stand along the water’s edge just where we would have in April of 1863. Parker Hills filled us in on the action.
With the high water of the Mississippi just behind them, Kris White and Parker Hills explain to our Facebook audience just how point-blank Federal gunships came to the shoreline during the battle of Grand Gulf on April 29, 1863. Connor Townsend is behind the camera.
Grand Gulf Military Monument Park preserves the sites of the former Confederate Forts Cobun and Wade. The park also features a number of historic buildings.
The museum at Grand Gulf Military Monument Park features a really cool and eclectic collection of stuff. (see the link below for more info)
You know you live right along the Mississippi River when….
Click here for more information about the Grand Gulf Military Monument Park, including a virtual tour.