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12 Fascinating Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Vicksburg National Military Park In Mississippi

The site of one of the Civil War’s bloodiest battles, the Vicksburg National Military Park was established in 1899 in order to commemorate the siege and defense of Vicksburg. Today, the park is filled with hundreds of monuments and markers, historic homes, forts, approaches and is, of course, the site of the Vicksburg National Cemetery. One of the state’s top attractions, most residents know of the park’s existence but not much else. From the backstories of monuments to the graves that fill the cemetery, here are 12 fascinating facts about the Vicksburg National Military Park.

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Daniella DiRienzo
Even though she was born in New York, Daniella has lived in the south pretty much her entire life. The self-proclaimed southerner graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2011. Since graduation, she has worked as a freelance writer for several websites and opened a clothing consignment shop in her town of Picayune, MS.