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travel42 Port Guide: Vicksburg

Vicksburg travel42 Port of Call Guide

This Mississippi River town is a study in contrasts. It is best known for its many fine Victorian and antebellum homes as well as for the Vicksburg National Military Park, one of the best Civil War historic parks we've come across. But it is moving rapidly into the present—and cashing in on the casino craze. Four casinos operate in the city.

Vicksburg was the site of one of the critical events of the Civil War: Union troops led by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant laid siege to the town for 47 days. When ...

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