part of a series
For most of the day on Thursday, we concentrated on sites in Vicksburg National Military Park. Here’s a little promo Kris shot. And here’s an introductory piece we did about artillery, featuring Parker Hills and the artillery display outside the park’s visitor center.
From there, we went to one of the most recognizable spots on the battlefield: the Shirley House and the Illinois monument, near the 3rd Louisiana Redan. We shot a video in front of the Shirley House–which Federal soldiers called “the white house”–and one in the redan itself, then we went down the road a piece to the Stockade Redan to talk about the action that took place there, too.
Click here for more information on the Shirley House, including a look at one of Vicksburg’s most iconic images.
Click here for more information on the Illinois State Monument
Click here for more information on Orion Howe.
Click here for more information on the Stockade Redan.