National Park Service Press Release
Vicksburg National Military Park – This week’s National Park Getaway
|For Immediate Release:
||May 01, 2013
||Virginia DuBowy, 601-619-2911
Kat Kirby, 202-208-6843
|Vicksburg National Military Park – This week’s National Park Getaway
VICKSBURG, Miss. – Standing on the steps of the Shirley House, the only historic structure in Vicksburg National Military Park remaining from the Civil War, you can hear the wind in the trees and birds singing. Roses are in bloom and their fragrance permeates the air.
In 1863, this place would have smelled and sounded very different. The roar of cannon and screams of the wounded would have mixed with the acrid smell of gunpowder and sweat. Read more
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