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A Quick Video Tour of Vicksburg

In August 2021, I had the chance to visit Vicksburg National Military Park and took the opportunity to shoot some video footage while I was out and about. It’s not a comprehensive tour–parts of the park were closed and I … Continue reading

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The Forlorn Hope at Vicksburg

Google “Forlorn Hope” + “Civil War” and several desperate actions show up. “A forlorn hope,” says the Wikipedia entry, which shows up first, “is a band of soldiers or other combatants chosen to take the vanguard in a military operation, … Continue reading

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“The Forlorn Hope”

by Andrew Miller As Memorial Day weekend approaches, I cannot help but reflect about the great sacrifices our men and women have made for our great country. Like many of the followers of Emerging Civil War, the great contest for … Continue reading

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