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Heading to Vicksburg tomorrow.

Discussion in 'The Civil War Traveler's Companion' started by bdtex, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. alan polk

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    QUOTE="7th Mississippi Infantry, post: 1487416, member: 9522"]Bravo !


    Ditto !

    Include me in the reservations when it comes to the steak dinner. [/QUOTE]

    Sounds like a plan:thumbsup:
     
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  3. bdtex

    bdtex Brigadier General Moderator

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    Well...I have another trip to Port Hudson planned from 3/23-3/26. There is a reenactment there on 3/25-26. I also have a road trip to/from Franklin/Spring Hill,TN planned from 6/3-6/11. We'll probably hit some places in Arkansas on the way and Murfreesboro too at the very least. I could see me making another trip to Vicksburg in September or October maybe if some other things don't shake out. I really wanna make a road trip to Mobile Bay and the Mobile area this year too.
     
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    I could be down with that too.
     
  5. Vicksburger

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    Thank you for that info, I would never have guessed that, never heard of it before.
     
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    Yes someday I hope all the Vicksburg fans on this forum, ( the Mississippians, Texans, and Unreconstructed rebels, you know who you are) can meet up in the great state of Mississippi, on a glorious summer day, at the great historic city of Vicksburg, and discuss in person the answers to all our civil war questions. But this thread has been great, and until then we can just scroll back over the pictures. Thanks for all the great info and photos!
     
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    I hope you didn't miss the ghost town Rodney very near the Windsor ruins. Once a very thriving river port before the CW, it declined and eventually became extinct when the Mississippi changed course after the war. There are few reminders but the best known is the impressive Presbyterian church with a cannon ball shot from the USS Rattler one Sunday morning (the ball is not the original) lodged in its brick facade. There are also remnants of Confederate works around the structure.
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    That is one of the places I did not make. I already had a list of 7 places to go next time I visit Vicksburg. Now there are 8 places on the list. :D
     
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    Might pass you on Hwy 61.....I'm heading to Vicksburg 3/23 - 3/26.
     
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  10. Malingerer

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    Well bdtex you have managed to make me very homesick for Mississippi. While I didn't grow up near Vicksburg (I'm from the coast) my father and I used to make trips up there all the time from the time I could walk till he passed away in 1978. He would always focus on some new aspect of the campaign and we would inevitably get lost on some back road. Looks like you had one heck of a good visit. Thank you for sharing.
     
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    It's funny you should say that. I've had a wild hair to take the 22nd off too and drive straight to Vicksburg early that day,spend the rest of that day and the 23rd in Vicksburg,then drive to Port Hudson early on the 24th. That'd be a roadtrip.
     
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  12. James N.

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    Last year was the September to Remember at Gettysburg, and many members want to repeat that location again this year as well, but we were talking before we left about having a gathering in Vicksburg. I think everyone's talking about meeting in Chickamauga-Chattanooga for 2018 but Vicksburg should definitely be on the radar for some time in the near future. With this much advance notice, @Vicksburger, @alan polk or some of the other participants in this thread ought to be able to come up with a tentative itinerary for a long weekend - I know I'd attend!
     
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    And there's no rule that says we can only have one CWT get-together a year either. Those hamsters were spinning their cages in my head last night.
     
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    The VNMP arch DID originally span a road, but it was Clay Street, not Polk. Polk is a small residential street off Washington, not far from the river. The photos and discussion in this thread are so great to view/read!
     
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    Those monuments that you mention are along or near Grant's Circle, and include the Massachusetts, which was the first state monument dedicated in the entire park! (Another Massachusetts-Vicksburg connection. :smile:)
     
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    I was in a hurry to get to the Cairo and Cemetery and didn't have my VNMP map open. So much to see there that I forgot that I wanted to go back up there for pics later.
     
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    You might. Think I'm going to Frogmore Cotton Plantation first on 3/23. Not sure if I'm heading straight to Port Hudson after that or not. If I do,I'll be heading south on Hwy 61 sometime in the afternoon. Depends on how much daylight is left. Might make a run to Camp Moore Museum and Cemetery first.
     
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    Thank you for the correction; I remembered it was the main east-west Vicksburg street, pre-Interstate, and was named for a leading statesman of the time - I just settled on the wrong one. Welcome to the Forums!
     
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    Polk Street in Vicksburg is kind of a sentimental favorite of mine.

    Lots of the old timers there still talk about when the arch was across the road into the city. Somewhere during my time there, I came across and saved a PDF of a report on how the roads in the Park were constructed. I wonder if I can load it here, although I don't know if anyone would be interested. Is it possible to upload a file with multi-paged PDF images?
     
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    Going to try this just in case anyone would be interested.
     

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    Thanks for sharing this.

    I know that I'm interested in reading this document, and I feel sure there are others that will enjoy it as well.
     

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