My original Home Sweet Home. Vicksburg is the place where I grew up. It sits on the banks of the Mississippi River and is well known for its history as the last Southern stronghold of the Civil War. (2005,2014)
Some view of the Mighty Mississip’ and bridges (old and new). The barge and tugboat are a typical sight.
The old Vicksburg courthouse is now a museum of Southern history.
One major attraction of Vicksburg is the National Military Park–a sprawling historic area filled with monuments and markers covering the old battlefield lines of the city. Every state that participated in the battle has a monument recognizing this sad history. The largest and most recognizable memorial in the park is the Illinois Monument.
Another centerpiece of the Vicksburg National Military Park is the reconstructed Cairo, an old war ironclad that sank during the war and remained on the river bed until modern times.
Biedenharn Candy Store in the historic downtown of Vicksburg is where Coca-Cola was bottled for the first time in the 1894. Today it serves as a museum of Coke memorabilia.