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Jun
21
by KansasFreestater at 8:02 PM
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Part 1: A pilgrimage begins

My original intent was to follow in Gen. Ulysses Grant's footsteps, in a 3-day tour of the Vicksburg Campaign led by veteran Vicksburg historians Ed Bearss and Terry Winschel.

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Ed, left, and Terry, holding map, at Grand Gulf

But I soon realized that if I were going all the way to Mississippi, I couldn't not try to find the spot on the Tallahatchie River where my...
Jun
21
by Jackson'sArm at 7:36 PM
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View of the Mississippi from the heights of downtown Vicksburg... but actually it's the Yazoo Diversion Canal, not the Mississippi since 1876, when the Great River changed course and left Vicksburg stranded. The new canal, built by the Corps of Engineers over the course of a quarter-century, was dedicated in 1903 and made Vicksburg a riverfront city again. When the work was complete, the Corps had moved about...
Jun
21
by mthrash198711 at 7:06 PM
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I was on a hunt, and found what I think is a , Louisiana Cartridge Box Plate, but I can not find any information on it whatsoever, any knowledge or information would greatly be apprecitaed. I am new to relic hunting and would love to get all the information I can. Thank you in advance
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