During the same month, the same week, and the same year, two battles were taking place in the United States. In July 1863, Gettysburg in Pennsylvania and Vicksburg in Mississippi, were plunged into small wars of great importance to the history of the nation. The campaign of Vicksburg It was not as famous as that of Gettysburg. Ulysses S. Grant established himself as a strong leader in this battle.
Vicksburg, Mississippi, is a city that often, many Travellers they forget during their trip to the United States. This city is a must-see for all history buffs. It has a very well designed park and a great monument in honor of the famous battle. In fact, the whole city seems to be maintained at that time. Most homes in Vicksburg have been restored to their former splendor. Magnificent antique furniture and beautiful facades predominate throughout the area.
As you go through these houses, you can know the history of the people who lived in those moments by Vicksburg. If you stop at many of the houses, you will be able to observe even the bullet holes that during the war they entered the houses without caring if there were women or children inside them.
The National Battlefield it occupies about 1800 hectares. During your visit, you can enjoy a great guided tour. The park remains as it was at that time. You will be able to see a total of 1,325 statues and monuments in honor of those men who fought for what they believed in. The park also has monuments of all the states that participated in the battle.
Vicksburg Road Trip yields historic discovery and Southern charm (April 2021)