Tag Archives: Vicksburg National Military Park

Research – It’s the Journey, Not the Destination

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Sheritta Bitikofer… Sometimes, I have a bad habit of reverse researching a person or a topic, and it tends to take me on a wild goose chase. There are times I stumble upon … Continue reading

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BookChat with Timothy B. Smith, author of The Union Assaults on Vicksburg

I was pleased to spend some time recently with the most recent book by historian Timothy B. Smith, The Union Assaults on Vicksburg: Grant Attacks Pemberton, May 17-22, 1863, published by the University Press of Kansas (find out more about … 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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ECW Weekender: U.S.S. Cairo at Vicksburg (Virtually)

Let’s head into the Civil War’s western theater from the safety of our digital devices this weekend! Vicksburg National Military Park has created a virtual tour of the USS Cairo, completely with a close up examination of the history and … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Living History at Vicksburg

If you’re braving the summer heat in Mississippi to visit this siege and Union victory site, you’ll be pleased to know that this summer (2019), Vicksburg National Military Park is offering living history programs on the weekends! Here’s the scoop:

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Preservation News: Shutdown Impacts Civil War Battlefields and How You Can Help

For nearly three weeks so far, the national government has been under a partial shutdown, heavily impacting all levels of American government, especially affecting the National Parks. Since it is only a partial shutdown, many parks remain open to visitors, … Continue reading

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Vicksburg NMP Brings Back Black Powder

by ECW Correspondent Katherine Duffek Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see and hear cannon and musket fire in real life instead of just in the movies? Well, at Vicksburg National Military Park, visitors can go … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Camels at Vicksburg National Military Park!

Come on out and join the Texas Camel Corps on July 21, 2018! This special event is being held at Vicksburg National Military Park once again, highlighting a unique aspect of the western theater of the Civil War: camels!

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The Sentra Has Landed: A Fresh Start in Vicksburg

ECW is pleased to welcome back Andrew Miller. A historian with the National Park Service, Andrew just accepted a new position at Vicksburg National Military Park. He formerly worked at Liberty Island in New York City. We arrived in Vicksburg, … 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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