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This Secret Tunnel Played A Huge Role In Mississippi’s History

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, and approaches, including Thayer’s Approach. The historic tunnel was vital to the Union and, in turn, the nation as a whole; however, many are unaware of its existence.

Want to see this historic tunnel for yourself? Thayer’s Approach is located at tour stop #6 at the Vicksburg National Military Park. For more information, click here.

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.