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 Posted: Sun Jul 20th, 2008 04:02 am
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ooops! nevermind...I just realized the links provided access to my myspace account only if I was logged in...bummer!
I'll repost with some photobucket links later.
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 Posted: Sun Jul 20th, 2008 01:47 pm
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Speaking of Civil War photos, you folks may already know this, but the Civil War Preservation Trust is holding a Civil War battlefield photo contest. You can enter through their web site at http://www.civilwar.org. Scroll down the page a bit to find the information about the photo contest.

The photos for the contest are over on Flickr, on the CWPT's photo site. There are also quite a few other CW photo groups on Flickr that you can look over or join if you'd like, whether you enter the CWPT contest or not. There's also a group there on Shiloh that you're welcome to join. Or so I've heard. :)



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Alright dog-gone-it here's a link to my Ft. Sumter pics:
http://s195.photobucket.com/albums/z116/jackrox_2007/Fort%20Sumter/?action=view¤t=c8893610.pbw



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and Fredericksburg:

http://s195.photobucket.com/albums/z116/jackrox_2007/fredericksburg%20military%20park/?action=view¤t=3f376e47.pbw



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And Gettysburg:

http://s195.photobucket.com/albums/z116/jackrox_2007/gettysburg/?action=view¤t=b2f9a713.pbw
http://s195.photobucket.com/albums/z116/jackrox_2007/gettysburg/?action=view¤t=d658f128.pbw



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Petersburg:

http://s195.photobucket.com/albums/z116/jackrox_2007/Petersburg/?action=view¤t=c65af1c4.pbw



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And Shiloh:

http://s195.photobucket.com/albums/z116/jackrox_2007/Shiloh/?action=view¤t=35919319.pbw
http://s195.photobucket.com/albums/z116/jackrox_2007/Shiloh/?action=view¤t=cbf4fd2c.pbw
http://s195.photobucket.com/albums/z116/jackrox_2007/Shiloh/?action=view¤t=fea2f0f8.pbw



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Man those pics are top notch. Thank you for sharing them.:D



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You're welcome and thanks for checking them out!



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man they really rock, and i like the different set ups you are using in the slideshows.



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photobucket is my friend LOL!



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You dont have any Vicksburg pics by chance?



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I'm going there next week as a matter of fact. I'm planning to travel the entire campaign including: Grant's canal, Grand Gulf, Port Gibson, Raymond, Jackson, Champion Hill, Big black River bridge, and of course Vicksburg herself. I've scheduled three days to accomplish this which is not a lot of time but with careful planning I should be able to cover most of the high points. And yes I will be taking and posting many pics.
Stay tuned!



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The 3rd Louisianna Redoubt is my favorite spot on the battlefield. That is where they detonated one of the mines underneath the confederates. The rifle pits there are in really good shape still.



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I'll make sure and get a couple of good pics of that spot for you CB. This is my first trip to Vicksburg so I've been reading everything I can cram in my brain hoping some of it sticks before next Saturday. Sad but true I never read much about VB before this year. I always just saw it as a big long boring siege. WRONG! As usual I'm enjoying studying the smaller battles that took place during the campaign: Port Gibson, Raymond, Big black river bridge. Unfortunately it appears almost nothing of the Port Gibson battlefield has been restored or preserved....and yet Raymond, a much smaller engagement has been recently beautifully restored. Big Black river bridge battlefield is not marked at all but is still relatively easy to find. Champion Hill is also sadly neglected but can still be toured with the help of Sid Champion V.



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The best advice i can give for vicksburg is to go visit the field early in the day for it gets really really really hot and humid there. See if you can find the spot where Pendlton surrendered to Grant. The battlefield is well perserved.

Now at Raymond they do a event every year for the battle of vicksburg, but they do it in Raymond so i can see why all the restoration money is in that area and not the other smaller battlefields. Deveolopment is making the battlefields shrink every year. Hell at Missionary Ridge in Tenn. people have built houses there on the ridge(i hope they are haunted)and have no care in the world what happened there.

 

You take good pics and i am looking forward to seeing the next ones.

 

 

Todd  :)



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TheColoBearer wrote: The best advice i can give for vicksburg is to go visit the field early in the day for it gets really really really hot and humid there. See if you can find the spot where Pendlton surrendered to Grant. The battlefield is well perserved.
I plan on being up before dawn each day so I can get the outdoor tramping done before noon. I'm fairly acclimated to the heat from riding my bicycle to work 3-4 days a week during our balmy Oklahoma summer-90-100+ almost every day- but after last year's journey to Charleston SC in July I have learned to respect that swampy southern humidity)))(*gasp* so I plan on being in the visitors center and museums during the afternoons. I definitely want to get some sundown pics on fort hill and early morning shots at the Soldiers Rest.



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Bama46 wrote: The Northern 1/3 of the seige line is preserved, the balance has disappeared over the years.. commercial intersts, etc..
Some beautiful monuments.. Texas comes to mind..Hire a guide! a lady named Pat took me around and was magnificient...great historian, great storyteller, etc.. be sure to attend the living history event at the visitors center

The area of the fighting where the 2nd Texas was is facinating...red and blue plaques to deliniate the various federal and confederate positions... see if you can figure it out! no lines...hand to hand combat..
Vicksburg is a lovely city with a wonderful past...I loved my time there and can't wait to go back next year..

and Yes it is HOT... but the catfish is good.. breakfast, dinner and supper... so are th fried dill pickles

Ed
Catfish mmmmmmmm:P!



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