Natchez, Mississippi experienced little hardship during the Civil War compared to Vicksburg. Today, it’s a beautiful historic small city with wonderful views of the river.
The changing course of the Mississippi River radically altered the geography of two historic Civil War locations shortly after the war.
The Old Courthouse, Christ Episcopal Church, and the Duff Green Mansion in Vicksburg, Mississippi will provide historical settings for the second novel of my Shiloh Trilogy.
The soft soil around Vicksburg made digging of the city’s extensive network of fortifications easier, but it also facilitated Union troops in building their own siege line and in undermining the Confederate works.
About 100 men of the 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry defended over 100 yards of the famous rock wall at Gettysburg during Pickett’s Charge. How did they do that?
Between the lines at Gettysburg, fighting went back and forth for possession of the Bliss Farm for more than a day, yet few people know about it.
It’s hard to keep track on the many changes in the chain of command that the men of the 14th Connecticut endured during the first ten months of the regiment’s existence. I hope this video helps.
The ruins of the Windsor mansion are certainly worth a short side trip if you happen to find yourself in the area of Port Gibson or Alcorn State University in Mississippi.
The death of Stonewall Jackson was caused by men under his own command and need not have happened. It was a loss the Confederacy never recovered from.