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Day 27: Vicksburg, Mississippi

By admin on March 6, 2012

The storm passed and left a blue, cool breezy day in its wake. Perfect to take in the now beautiful Vicksburg National Military Park. Starting first with a drive through since it is a 16 miles loop through the Park, I went around again to stop and walk in and around the memorials in contained.

I asked a ranger where the cemetery was since I had somehow missed it both times and he asked, “Which one?” The United States casualties are buried within the Park. The Confederate casualties, he told me, were just pulled off the battlefield and buried in the city cemetery of Vicksburg. I took a drive over there after the Park closed and found these nameless stones.

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