Archive for September, 2013

Mississippi green

September 16, 2013  |  General  |  Comments Off on Mississippi green

North of Vicksburg, Mississippi corn fields and green pastures stretched in all directions..

 

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Back to the road!

September 11, 2013  |  General  |  Comments Off on Back to the road!

We wrapped up Vicksburg with a little tour of Downtown and ┬ásome fried Catfish…The River looked amazing and we were ready to roll north!

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And Everywhere….The Dead

September 10, 2013  |  General  |  1 Comment

The Reality of the war and of the Battle of Vicksburg is summed up in the cemetery near the end of the tour…It was a quiet moment for us as we considered all the folks who perished..

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Ironclads

September 9, 2013  |  General  |  Comments Off on Ironclads

Back near the river they had raised an old Iron Clad from the bottom of the Mississippi, they are restoring the old ship.. it looks pretty cool..

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What Stories would they Tell

September 6, 2013  |  General  |  3 Comments

As we walked the Battlefield looking at the folks who have been honored..I wondered what were the little stories.. what was going on back home… and how could all this be effecting them?

 

The Mississippi comes back into view

The Mississippi comes back into view

 

 

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One the most accurately laid Out battle fields due to accounts and information blue and red markers

One the most accurately laid Out battle fields due to accounts and information blue and red markers

 

 

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Taking Aim

September 5, 2013  |  General  |  1 Comment

Looking back at Union Lines…Taking Aim…

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Moving to confederate lines

September 4, 2013  |  General  |  Comments Off on Moving to confederate lines

AS we roamed around the Battle field we came up on the confederate line.. note the Blue and Red Markers

Note the red and blue markers

Note the red and blue markers

 

 

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Illinois Memorial

September 3, 2013  |  General  |  Comments Off on Illinois Memorial

One of the larger state sponsored structures is the Illinois memorial.. very cool building..

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