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Adjacent to the Vicksburg National Military Park, the cemetery dates back to 1865. A lunette fortification was built on the property by the Confederacy.
In early March, 1864, Union forces defended Yazoo City against a Confederate force led by Gens. Ross and Richardson with their Texas Brigades. The Third U. S. Colored Calvary helped defeat the Confederate forces.
This historic road, sunken from traffic since the 1820s, was widely used during the Civil War. Today it resembles the old sunken Natchez Trace.
Situated on a bluff overlooking the impressive Mississippi river sits Bowie's Tavern flourishing in the original c. 1840 Natchez Cotton Warehouse used in the glory days of the old south when cotton made fortunes. This building is the only surviving pre-Civil War cotton warehouse in Natchez.
Bowie’s Tavern, originally a cotton warehouse, is home to a unique, beautiful mahogany bar (1880) that was once referred to as “the largest bar West of the Mississippi” and was signed by Kit Carson. Our tavern has the largest selection of domestic and imported beers in our region and offers live music on weekends.
Bowies offers three guest rooms, and the Barrel Room is perfect for rehearsal dinners and private parties.
History buffs will enjoy two battlefield trails, five markers, two cemeteries, a visitors center, permanent and temporary flag exhibits, bookstore gallery, video, Civil War art/prints and auto tour of this historical battlefield.
This antique heritage village, located on Centennial Family Farm, preserves our farming heritage with displays of how our ancestors lived and the machines with which they worked. Pumpkin patch, petting zoo quilts, Civil War re-enactment.
On April 22, 1864, Col. John Griffith of the 11th and 17th Consolidated Arkansas infantry led a Confederate cavalry and artillery detachment to attack the Union tincad Petrel.
Cedar Hill Cemetery is one of the oldest and largest cemeteries in the United States that is still in use today. It is also the final resting place for Confederate soldiers of the Civil War. Cemetery gates open at 7 a.m. and close at dusk.
The importance of this battle to the outcome of the Civil War was overshadowed only by the fall of Vicksburg.
c. 1839. Oldest public assembly building in Vicksburg. Daily services were conducted, despite heavy artillery shelling, during the Civil War siege of 1863.
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