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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian09 Jan 2022 4:11 p.m. PST

When I was at the wargaming convention there years ago, I was thrilled to be included in a tour of the Vicksburg battlefield – the entrenchments, the monuments.

I learned today that my great-grandfather served there, at age 15, with the Wisconsin infantry! grin He later served in the Camden Expedition and the Mobile Campaign (Spanish Fort).

DisasterWargamer09 Jan 2022 4:17 p.m. PST

Very cool

doc mcb09 Jan 2022 4:38 p.m. PST

Vicksburg has to be, imho, the very best of the CW battlefields. Just for the CAIRO, if nothing else.

Perris070709 Jan 2022 5:08 p.m. PST

On Wisconsin!

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2022 7:55 p.m. PST

I quite enjoyed visiting the CAIRO when I was there.

Some of my ancestors served with Grant's army, as well.

Grelber

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2022 5:35 a.m. PST

Never been there but on the list to go to when we can eventually travel again

Great-grandfather served under Grant – 4th Minnesota

John Leahy Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2022 5:44 a.m. PST

Mine was in the East in the 61st Ohio. I saw the Neuse but haven't seen the Cairo.

Thanks

John

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2022 6:39 a.m. PST

That was the Bayou Wars on the Bluffs convention in the summer of 2006. It was held at Vicksburg because New Orleans still wasn't available for conventions in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

My good friend Jim W and I led that tour on Sunday morning. That was when I found out that our great grandfathers had served together in the same company of the 36th Mississippi Regiment.

For those interested in learning more about ancestors who may have served in the Civil War on either side, a good starting point is the National park Service's soldier site at link

Jim

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2022 10:16 a.m. PST

ColCampbell, I hope I had the honor to meet and game with you at Bayou Wars '06. The site you recommended is very interesting.

doc mcb10 Jan 2022 10:28 a.m. PST

The McBrides were there!

John Switzer Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2022 1:47 p.m. PST

I enjoyed that convention tremendously. It was great to meet Bill and revisit all the sites that Vicksburg has to offer.

mildbill11 Jan 2022 4:11 a.m. PST

Vicksburg stopped celebrating the 4th of July until 1944.

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