Originally Posted by dandsmcd
Thanks for the responses which have given us some ideas. We will be heading east from D/FW and as we want to visit the National Battle field in Vicksburg, we thought a CG in that area would be a good first stop
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What kind of RV are you going to be in, Class A, Class C, TT ?
The reason I ask, is that you stated you are going to the Military Park. There is a part of the park many people do not realize, that is on the Louisiana side of the MS River (at Delta, LA). It concerns Grant's Canal. and the attempt they made to bypass Vicksburg by building a canal out of the reach of the guns, and the fleet could sail thru. It's pretty neat to stop and read all the monuments/plaques concerning this as well as see what's left of the original attempt.
I really like the military park at Vicksburg, and make sure to go visit the Old Courthouse in Vicksburg as you will learn it's significance. The Coca Cola Museum is not too far from the courthouse if you like the history of it, as well as learning where it was first bottled.
Although you can pay your respects to the Union soldiers who perished during the siege, at the cemetery in the park, the Confederate soldiers are buried in the City's Cedar Hill Cemetery. I recommend paying your respects to them also, and you may also see Douglas' grave there.
There is a local haunted ghost tour company that has a special arrangement with the park, as once a month they allow this ghost tour into the park after dark. It's pretty neat to learn some more history as well as eerie in the park after dark. We did it and had a good time.