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 Posted: Tue Nov 22nd, 2011 12:50 am
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Took an unplanned 3 day trip to Vicksburg last week and thought I would share the pics.

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150409761173664.386902.751433663&type=1&l=edbc34684e



 Posted: Tue Nov 22nd, 2011 12:51 am
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please excuse any misspelling in the annotations......I'm still tired from the trip lol!



 Posted: Tue Nov 22nd, 2011 07:52 am
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Great pics Captain, thanks for sharing.



 Posted: Tue Nov 22nd, 2011 12:26 pm
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I've been meaning to get up there sometime now that I live somewhat close. Thanks for the inspiration!

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 Posted: Tue Nov 22nd, 2011 02:58 pm
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Nice!! I like the black and white photos. I think maybe because they give the feel of historic and hallowed rather than beautiful and park like. I love the Vicksburg battlefield, but sometimes I am concerned it is thought of more as a park - a place to walk, jog, and ride, rather than a place that arguably changed the course of American history.

Sorry - I'll climb down off my soapbox. These are wonderful pictures that have me yearning for a trip back down there. Thank you for sharing. You have a good eye and quite a talent.



 Posted: Tue Nov 22nd, 2011 04:47 pm
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Thank you Tim! I fully understand what you mean concerning the local attitude towards the battlefield. You really have to watch out for joggers and dog walkers.....I could've bagged several had I not been alert. I definitely got the impression that they were not concerned with the historic nature of the ground their poodles were pooping on.



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A great job.  Thanks for the show.



 Posted: Tue Nov 22nd, 2011 05:40 pm
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very nice.

IIRC, major work was done on the park in the 1930s.

planting trees, removing trees, re-digging entrenchments, anyone know?



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Hank-

Here is a discussion about Vicksburg and some of the work that happened in the 30's.

http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/forums/forum1/2741.html



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They were clearing a lot of trees near the Il. Monument whil I was there.



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