Another Civil War site we stopped to visit was Vicksburg, MS in April 2016. The Civil war always intrigued me (Gypsy), and to visit the sites gave me a better understanding of it.
The Vicksburg National Cemetery was established in 1866. There are 17,000 union soldiers buried there.
The Shirley House was restored to original and is the only remaining wartime building inside the military park.
Ironclad ships from the Civil War.
On site there was the last of its kind. The damage it sustained during the war is evident.
I cannot imagine what that must have sounded like to hear cannon shells hitting the metal of the ship. It had to be deafening.
The USS Cairo was sank on Dec 12, 1862.
If you ever get near the Vicksburg area, you have to take the time to visit the National Cemetery.
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