civil war


Longwood, an Antebellum Octagonal Mansion

Arkansas-Mississippi Road Trip Part 6 (View Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5)

After exploring the Windsor Ruins, we continued on to Natchez to tour Longwood, the largest octagonal house in America. I think this may have been my favorite site on our Arkansas to Mississippi trip.
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Windsor Ruins

Arkansas-Mississippi Road Trip Part 5 (View Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 6)

At the spur of the moment, we decided to take our Arkansas-Mississippi road trip deeper south. Through the Smithsonian Channel’s Aerial America, we learned about the eerie Windsor Ruins. We also learned that it was located kind of in the middle of nowhere –about 10 miles outside of Port Gibson, Mississippi in the backwoods.
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Vicksburg National Military Park

Arkansas-Mississippi Road Trip Part 3 (View Part 1, Part 2, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6)

The 1863 surrender of Vicksburg, Mississippi in what is now known as the Vicksburg Campaign, played a significant role in the turning point of the American Civil War. The campaign lasted about 7 months before the Confederates surrendered the city to the Union. The entire city is dotted with memorials and signs, marking key battles in significant locations.
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