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mmm... if Greenwood is going to be on Sunday, my flight time might conflict with it. Champion Hill is more practicable, though, since it's on the way to Jackson.

I do seem to recall that the Cairo's findspot is on private property-- leastwise, I don't think there's anything in particular to see there except a riverbank. One of the more-local folks might be able to confirm that.
Nothing definitive has been decided about Greenwood to my knowledge. It's just an idea that has been tossed around a bit.
 

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mmm... if Greenwood is going to be on Sunday, my flight time might conflict with it. Champion Hill is more practicable, though, since it's on the way to Jackson.

I do seem to recall that the Cairo's findspot is on private property-- leastwise, I don't think there's anything in particular to see there except a riverbank. One of the more-local folks might be able to confirm that.
Greenwood is because I begged shamelessly, and @DixieRifles is thinking about leaving me in the swamp so I won't bother him again. Neal may have paid him under the table. (Oh, the joys of being married to someone you've known most of your life, right?) Actually, I wanted to go because the Sanders boys blew themselves up there "a'tinckering with a mine"--if not for those guys (and the others I knew about) I might never have been obsessed with the war.
 

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Greenwood is because I begged shamelessly, and @DixieRifles is thinking about leaving me in the swamp so I won't bother him again. Neal may have paid him under the table. (Oh, the joys of being married to someone you've known most of your life, right?) Actually, I wanted to go because the Sanders boys blew themselves up there "a'tinckering with a mine"--if not for those guys (and the others I knew about) I might never have been obsessed with the war.
I was told the check is in the mail but I haven't seen it.

I was going to wait another 2 or 3 weeks until it was getting closer to the Tour before bringing up this side trip to Greenwood. I wasn't sure when things would wrap up at Vicksburg on Sunday. I was assuming Greenwood would be on a stop on the return trip.
Checking Google Maps, it shows it takes 1 Hour and 47 minutes to drive Hiways 3 & 49E. That might allow time to drive there and see some sights. Either you would return to Vicksburg late in the evening or spend the night at Greenwood and continue your travel on Monday.
I don't have any plans made but I was considering spending Monday night in or near Greenwood.
 

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I was going to wait another 2 or 3 weeks until it was getting closer to the Tour before bringing up this side trip to Greenwood. I wasn't sure when things would wrap up at Vicksburg on Sunday. I was assuming Greenwood would be on a stop on the return trip.
Checking Google Maps, it shows it takes 1 Hour and 47 minutes to drive Hiways 3 & 49E. That might allow time to drive there and see some sights. Either you would return to Vicksburg late in the evening or spend the night at Greenwood and continue your travel on Monday.
I don't have any plans made but I was considering spending Monday night in or near Greenwood.
If I am able to make the trip up there it would have to be on Sunday and a return to the Houston area on Monday. Ima do my best to be able to make that happen.
 

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Invades Vicksburg, Mississippi
20th Anniversary Members Meeting
Thursday,October 24th and/or Friday,October 25th-Sunday,October 27th,2019

You are invited to join us as CWT invades Vicksburg, Mississippi to celebrate CWT 20th Anniversary. We have put together a Great weekend package filled with events that explore the history of Vicksburg and The Civil War.

Tours include the Old Courthouse Museum and Confederate Soldiers Rest Cemetery. A complete tour of the Vicksburg National Military Park to include tour stop presentations by some of our members, a nice box lunch picnic (weather permitting) at the USS Cairo picnic area. Our members' dinner Saturday night at the Beechwood Restaurant right near the hotel, and a Sunday morning trip to the south end of Vicksburg and Grant's Canal.

Our hotel package includes a FREE Deluxe breakfast each morning and a FREE Manager's Social each evening in our CWT War Room. For the early arrivals we have a trip planned to the battlefield at Raymond, Ms the morning of the 25th.

So make your plans now to join us for what promise to be a GREAT Weekend of Civil War Talk.
(see full itinerary for complete details). This year's planning committee is @ucvrelics , @lelliott19 and myself @bdtex .

LODGING:

Host Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites
3330 Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183

Phone: 601-636-6100 or Book On-Line and make sure you us group code CWT

Room Rate: $125 per night and includes Free Deluxe Breakfast each morning with a Managers Social every evening in our CWT Meeting Room. Free WI-FI and parking are included.

RESERVATION Methods: For reservations call 1-800-HAMPTON and state you are with the group code CWT, or go online to https://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/h...n-inn-and-suites-vicksburg-VKSBGHX/index.html and enter group code CWT. Reservations must be received by September 1st, 2019 thereafter, reservations will be taken on a space available basis only at our rack rate of $145.00

GUARANTEE & PAYMENT: Individual credit cards are required when making reservations.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancel 48 hours prior to arrival to avoid charges to credit card.

We have a room block of 10 rooms for Oct. 24th - 27th and 20 rooms blocked for Oct: 25th – 27th. We have it setup with a 48-hour cancellation so that you can book early to lock in your room and if something happens you can cancel at no cost. ALL ROOMS BOOKED AFTER SEPTEMBER 1st WILL BE BOOKED AT $145.00 per night. So, Book Your Room Early.

SPECIAL NOTE: Raffle Tickets will be give out at the USS Cairo stop on Saturday and a drawing will be held at our dinner that night. Some lucky member will win a Civil War Witness pen made from wood recovered from the USS Cairo.

ITINERARY:

Thursday Oct. 24th
(Early Arrivals Optional) 10 room block.

Check In 1:00pm (Free Time)

5:00 pm get together in our CWT War Room for Manager’s Social and discussion of Friday morning trip to Raymond.

AM Friday, Oct 25th (optional)

6:00 am. Breakfast in our CWT War Room and leave for some relic hunting with member @ucvrelics on privately owned property around Vicksburg that he has access to, with landowner permission. If you have a metal detector, feel free to bring it along. If not, don’t worry, we will have loaners.

PM Friday Oct. 25th (Regular Arrivals)

1:00 pm: Official Kickoff: CWT Invades Vicksburg. Gather in the War Room. Travel to Old Court House Museum. www.oldcourthouse.org

3:30 pm: Cedar Hill Cemetery (Confederate Soldiers Rest)

6:00 – 7:30 pm: Gather in the War Room for Manager’s Social provided by hotel for meet, greet, and seat. Grady Howell, retired historian from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and author of 23 books on Mississippi CW history,will be speaking. There will also be a briefing of the plans for Saturday tour of the VNMP. Give out menus for McAlister Deli for box lunch choice and payment.


Oct 26th Vicksburg National Military Park - All Day. https://www.nps.gov/vick/index.htm

7:00 am. Breakfast in our CWT War Room. Go over the day’s plan again for anyone who missed it.

8:15 am. Meet and tour VNP Visitors center.

9:30 am – 1:00 pm. Park Tour (north end) with presentations at certain stops by members.

1:00 pm Lunch break at picnic area located at the USS Cairo. Very Nice Box Lunch provided by McAlister’s Deli located by the restaurant. Pass out raffle tickets.

https://www.mcalistersdeli.com/catering

2:00 - 3:30. Tour USS Cairo

3:30 till Finish of park tour to south end Railroad Redoubt and Fort Garrott with presentations at certain stops by members.

5:00 – 7:00 Mangers Social in the CWT War Room.

7:30 pm. Members Dinner. NEARBY the hotel. Beechwood GREAT Food & Place

https://www.beechwoodrestaurantandlounge.com/

A drawing will be held at dinner (raffle tickets given at the USS Cairo stop) and the lucky winner will receive 1 of only 5 witness pens made from wood recovered from USS Cairo.


Sunday Oct. 27th


7:30 am: Gather in our CWT War Room for breakfast.

8:00 am: Tour south end of Vicksburg to 4 VNPS sites that aren’t in the park.

Travel south down Confederate Ave to see all the markers and breast works. Stops at:

South Fort

Louisiana Circle

Navy Circle

Grants Canal: With members presentation. (This is a must see!)

12:00 am Return to hotel, say our Good Byes, checkout and go home.
Will be there, I'll be reenacting.. while I'm there.
 

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One little piece of history about Fort Pemberton.
I don't have the date of this photo, but this is a Blakely cannon mounted on a steel carriage and steel wheels. It was put on a concrete pedestal and displayed so it pointed South across the 4-lane Hiway 82. It was named "Lady Polk" but I forget the history about this. I believe this exact cannon was used at the March 1863 Battle of Fort Pemberton but I have to confirm that story.
The cannon was restored about 10 - 15 years ago and placed on a replica carriage. When this was accomplished, they found out the cannon had been loaded all these years. These little ole ladies were quite lucky.
If you are able to make a trip or stop at Greenwood, this cannon is on display inside the Museum of the Mississippi Delta.

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I found these photos. One dates back many years; surprised to see the cannon pointed North, towards the Tallahatchie River and not across Hiway 82. The other photo is the empty pedestal.
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I will be headed to Vicksburg on Wed to finalise everything for our upcoming "Invasion" and meeting with the folks at the Courthouse museum, The VNP head ranger and USS Cairo folks. Meeting with the GM at the Hampton Inn and the GM at the Beechwood restaurant on Thursday. I'm also going to stop by McAllister Deli and pickup the menus for the box lunch on Sat at the picnic grounds at the Cairo. Planning on also stopping by to see 2 landowners (relic hunt) If I'm forgetting anything or you need something else let me know. If I can find the time in my busy schedule I might go take a look at the boats on the river :D Full Update when I return.
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Just got back from Vicksburg and it was a very good trip. I was able to meet with almost all parties involved and reconfirmed everything and we are all set for a great weekend. I will also be posting an added presenter (local)at the Shirley house in the next few days.

George (Bubba) Bolm will be our guide at the Old Courthouse museum. Here we are in the my GGG Grandfathers library (McCardle room) I will be giving a short presentation on WH McCardle when we get to his library. I believe we will have Rock Star access.
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Our Park Rangers for our stay in the VNMP. Lela on the left (she has been a lurker on our site and knows all about CWT) has a surprise event for us and as soon as its confirmed with her boss I will post it, but I will give you a hint, It involves booms & gunpowder smoke. Plus I have never seen Park Rangers as good looking as these 2. :D

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Mrs Stella will be taking good care of those of us staying at the Hampton and the War Room is just what we need for a gathering spot for breakfast before we go out every morning and to gather in the evening for libations and Hors d'œuvres.
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Mrs Wendy at the Beechwood restaurant has us all setup up for our member dinner. They have GREAT food.
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Just got back from Vicksburg and it was a very good trip. I was able to meet with almost all parties involved and reconfirmed everything and we are all set for a great weekend. I will also be posting an added presenter (local)at the Shirley house in the next few days.

George (Bubba) Bolm will be our guide at the Old Courthouse museum. Here we are in the my GGG Grandfathers library (McCardle room) I will be giving a short presentation on WH McCardle when we get to his library. I believe we will have Rock Star access.
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Our Park Rangers for our stay in the VNMP. Lela on the left (she has been a lurker on our site and knows all about CWT) as a surprise event for us and as soon as its confirmed with her boss I will post it, but I will give you a hint, It involves booms & gunpowder smoke. Plus I have never seen Park Rangers as good looking as these 2. :D

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Mrs Stella will be taking good care of those of us staying at the Hampton and the War Room is just what we need for a gathering spot for breakfast before we go out every morning and to gather in the evening for libations and Hors d'œuvres.
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Mrs Wendy at the Beechwood restaurant has us all setup up for our member dinner. They have GREAT food.
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Great work my friend. I had kids and grandkids all Labor Day weekend at an end-of-summer family vacation and hit the ground running at work when I got back. I have not checked in on this thread for about a week. I don't drink but I'm dang sure gonna buy you a beverage in Vicksburg.
 

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Will be there, I'll be reenacting.. while I'm there.
Will you be joining us for any of the tour? If so please message me your contact information for our attendee list. Looking for names,email address and phone number of anyone willing to provide it.
 

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Will you be joining us for any of the tour? If so please message me your contact information for our attendee list. Looking for names,email address and phone number of anyone willing to provide it.
Depends, I may have to stay with my Reg.
 
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This is really shaping up!
I hope to show up and meet all of you !

God willing and the creek don't rise
I thought I would share a historic tid bit about that phrase.

All my life . . . I've heard Baptist, Methodist, and other Ministers say this .

It has nothing to do about a small stream of water.

It's about the Creek Indian Nation 'rising up' against the settlers in what is now Alabama
during the War of 1812.

Google Fort Mims Massacre for details.

Sorry to go off topic.
 
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