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Category: Vicksburg

One of the Civil War Ironclads: U.S.S. Cairo

Ironsides and ironclads… are common vernacular from the American Civil War. Ironcads refer to the steam-powered metal armoured ships that…

Vicksburg: So many of these men are unidentified

It upsets me every time I see so many rows of tiny little military gravestones with the word “unknown” on…

Vicksburg: These hills have ghostly memories

Driving through Vicksburg is upsetting. More upsetting than visiting the Preston Castle in Ione, or the mausoleums at the Hollywood…

Vicksburg: The little house in the middle of the battle

First stop on the Southern U.S. road trip was Vicksburg: once home to just about every European colonial power: the…

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