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Jake, thanks very much for your interesting response.

 

I've been to Vicksburg several times. My wife and I stayed overnight at Cedar Grove back in in the 1980s. A wonderful experience. The house still overlooks the river and has a cannon ball from one of the battles stuck in a front wall. It is still furnished with civil war era furniture, paintings, and many other details in all the old bedrooms. It was a strange feeling staying there, looking down at the river, and in the morning, at breakfast in the elaborate dining room, all the servants were black people dressed in formal civil war era servant's outfits, and all the guests were white.

 

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The cliff is still there where many of the caves were built, and every now and then someone discovers one of the caves (actually just pits that were dug into the soft dirt bank of the cliff) and they find relics that were left behind when the city was captured.

 

Many old buildings are still in the downtown area. Seems that some of the business area and old homes were not hit much by cannon fire and thus did not suffer much damage, and they are still there. But of course others were destroyed by the siege.

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Great Pics Fred. Mississippi has a lot of CW history.

 

I go back to see my Mom and Dad who live in Gulfport, Ms and while there I like to check out the area since I once lived there.

 

Going down 49 South to highway 90 then go west toward New Orleans you will no longer find beautiful homes just like the one you posted that were once lined up and down the highway before Hurricane Katrina.

 

Some of those homes, too went all the way back to the CW and before.

 

Thanks

 

 

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The Battle of Midway -- A mere five minutes defeated the Japanese fleet.

 

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Rivals General Patton and General Montgomery.

 

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The Killing Fields -- Millions killed by the wonderful ideology called Communism.

 

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Edited by: JakeHolman on Feb 22, 2012 10:30 PM

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Kudos to the previous post.

 

Lawrence Olivier may have portrayed him, but the Admiral Nelson was bigger than life himself.

Here is a stunning tribute in St Paul's Cathedral to the fallen victor at Trafalgar :

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h4. 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bront?, revered and remembered.

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Jake in the Heartland -- Sgt. York

 

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*The Battle of Britain -- Their finest hour -- Jake in the Heartland*

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