|I know they were experienceing drought conditions in Mississippi during the Siege of Vicksburg and the rivers were very low that year. Getting fresh water was a problem that year and contributed to the suffering during the siege.
I think it started in the fall of 62 which was unseasonably hot. Think about the Battle of Corinth and Perryville and its aftermarth that were fought in high heat in October. Remember Perryville was fought for the water in Doctor's Creek which was the only source of water for miles around.
Last edited on Tue Feb 12th, 2008 04:38 pm by David White