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Vicksburg National Military Park to celebrate 160th anniversary of Vicksburg Campaign



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On Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 2, 2023, Vicksburg National Military Park and Friends of Vicksburg National Military Park and Campaign are hosting special programming commemorating the 160th Anniversary of the Vicksburg Campaign. These free, engaging programs about the siege and surrender of Vicksburg on July 4, 1863, include Union and Confederate Civil War artillery demonstrations, a Civil War camp scene and rotating soldier’s life programs at the Shirley House, Curt Fields and Morgan Gates will revive their impressions for an immersive first-person discussion by Generals Grant and Pemberton at the Surrender Monument and Visitor Center auditorium, and Douglas the Camel will be posted outside the park Visitor Center. All programs will be held within Vicksburg National Military Park. These events can be canceled due to inclement weather or unusually high heat indexes.

“Park staff have been working hard these past six months to organize dynamic programming that commemorates the 160th anniversary of the Vicksburg campaign,” says Superintendent Carrie Mardorf. “”What better way to conclude these historic events with a weekend of fun, engaging programs that will bring the park to life and honor our nation’s past.”

Interested individuals looking for more information on the dates and times of each program can find them at:

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