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Apr 20, 2009 - Mound, LA - Vicksburg National Military Park, Vicksburg, MS

(Ron Writing) We took it easy yesterday after being on the go ever since leaving North Ranch. The weather was quite hot and humid after the recent storms. Today the weather was much cooler and perfect for being outdoors. We spent most of our day at the Vicksburg National Military Park. Vicksburg was a very strategic city during the Civil War positioned to control navigation on the Mississippi River. President Lincoln determined that taking Vicksburg from the Confederates was key to winning the war. After several failed battles General Grant...

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