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From primitive camping to full-service RV accommodations to cozy cabins, Mississippi's State Parks are fantastic places to stay. For complete information, click here.
The Chickasaw Nation, Col. William Falkner, Nathan Bedford Forrest and others have a story to tell when you visit. Weapons, clothing, tools and Indian artifacts.
Site of July 1864 battle between the forces of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest and Union Gen. William T. Sherman. Neither side proved victorious. It is the site of the last major engagement of the Civil War in Mississippi.
The U. S. Grant Presidential Collection contains copies of every letter Grant was known to have written and every letter Grant was known to have received. The collection also contains three manuscript boxes of original correspondence, photographs, and Grant family artifacts. It is the world's premier site for Grant research. The collection is available by appointment.
U.S.S. Cairo (pronounced Care-o), a Union ironclad commanded by Thomas O. Selfridge, Jr., was named for Cairo, Illinois, and commissioned on January 16, 1862. On December 12, 1862, in the Yazoo River north of Vicksburg, Cairo struck two underwater torpedoes (today called mines) sinking in less than 12 minutes with no loss of life. Preserved by mud and silt, Cairo sat on the bottom of the Yazoo River for 102 years. It was raised in 1964, and later restored. The ironclad is now on display within Vicksburg National Military Park.
Contains graves of approximately 50 Civil War soldiers. The oldest grave dates back to 1837. Dr. C.M. Vaiden's grave is marked by an elaborate tombstone.
c. 1889. Three stained glass windows depict a mustering of the Greys, students from the University of Mississippi who fought during the Civil War. Nearby is a small cemetery where Confederate soldiers killed at the Battle of Shiloh are buried.
Nationally significant sites associated with Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's campaign and siege of Vicksburg. Self-guided driving tour. Brochure "Campaign and Siege of Vicksburg" available from the Vicksburg National Military.
Established in 1899. This beautiful 116-acre park, with its marble and granite monuments, strategic markers and cannon displays, commemorates the 47-day Civil War siege and defense of Vicksburg. It includes the Vicksburg National Cemetery and USS Cairo Museum.
16 mile biking trail through park, over hills, bluffs of Vicksburg, overlooks of grand views of Mississippi River; through fields, hillsides, and sites of Civil War battles.
Final resting place of more than 80 Confederate soldiers killed in the Battle of Shiloh.
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