"V I C K S B U R G " Mississippi Things to Do Tip by keeweechic

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Vicksburg is in Warren County, western Mississippi and was founded in 1811. It is largely situated on bluffs overlooking the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers which played a large part in the economy and building of the city. Today it is still a major river port and serves as a commercial and manufacturing centre for the surrounding cotton, timber, and livestock areas

Vicksburg contributed greatly to American history in the role she played in the Civil War. It was the scene of a 47 day siege by Union troops under General Ulysses S. Grant who captured Vicksburg and marked a turning point in the war. There is a lot of monuments, markers and memorials which relate to this period.

Address: Vicksburg, Warren County
Website: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/130fa/c8a48/

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  • Updated Feb 24, 2010
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