Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Mississippi & the 4th of July

We all know that the 4th of July is the day that we celebrate America's birthday because of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. However, the 4th of July is also an important day for Mississippians because on this date in 1863 the Battle of Vicksburg ended with the surrender of Vicksburg to the Union Forces having been under siege for 47 days. You'll find more information about this important Civil War battle at the Vicksburg National Military Park web site.

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