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Vicksburg National Military Park

This park is beautifully maintained…and huge!

It’s true that the subject matter isn’t everyone’s cup-of-tea, but we made it a point to visit, as the kids have been studying the Civil War, and there is a lot of history here. In a really, really, really small nutshell, President Abraham Lincoln referred to the post at Vicksburg, Mississippi as “the key,” and he believed “the war can never be brought to a close until that key is in our pocket.” The post at Vicksburg surrendered in 1863, and the Federal control of the Mississippi at that point helped ensure the survival of the Union.

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Vicksburg, Mississippi

Fourth state in a week! Yes, we are really spreading our wings now that we are out of Florida :)

We are here to visit the National Military Park because we’ve been studying the Civil War in American history and this year marks 150 years. Vicksburg was the last hold out and was crucial to winning the war. The more I learn about it, the more I feel bad for those who fought on both sides. The war agenda didn’t belong to the common person, yet it was they who carried out the agenda.

We arrived at our destination, Magnolia RV Park, on a Monday. Its a quaint little park, about a mile from WalMart and about 8 miles from the National Park.  When we arrived, the place was nearly empty, but it’s been slowly filling up as we near the weekend. There is a dog park and a playground, laundry room and bathhouses.There is also supposed to be free wifi but we’ve all had trouble getting it to work – at all.