VICKSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK

VICKSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK

VICKSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK

📅19 January 2022, 22:46

Complete information about visiting Vicksburg National Military Park is now on National Park Planner!

Vicksburg National Military Park is located just outside of downtown Vicksburg, Mississippi, on the grounds of the Union attacks and siege of the city that ran from May 19 to July 4, 1863. At the time, Vicksburg was one of two remaining strongholds along the Mississippi River that prevented the Union Navy from completely controlling the river (the other was Port Hudson to the south). After initial direct attacks on Confederate fortifications with no success and a huge loss of life, General Grant decided to lay siege to the city. This strategy consisted of completely surrounding the city, cutting off all supplies, and waiting for Confederate morale, ammunition, food, and medicine to run out, all the while constantly bombarding Confederate positions to further hasten the surrender.

PARK AT A GLANCE

PARK MAP

VISITOR CENTER

BATTLEFIELD TOURS

DETACHED PARK UNITS

USS CAIRO EXHIBIT AND MUSEUM

STATE MEMORIAL MONUMENTS

HIKING AND BIKING

PICNIC AREAS

SPECIAL EVENTS

BATTLE OF VICKSBURG HISTORY

DIRECTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION


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