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In case you would like to look into visiting, it can be found in Waco, Texas
After its surrender, Vicksburg became an occupied city for the rest of the war. In Feb. 1864, Maj. Wm. Sherman marched across the state from Vicksburg to Meridian in the first manifestation of his concept of total war that would later "make Georgia howl' during the March to the Sea.
The drive though the park is 16 miles long. For history buffs, this is a absolutely must to see.
At the end of the drive, is the Union ironclad gunboat, U.S.S. Cairo.
On December 12, 1862, while steaming up the Kazoo River, it was destroyed by two explosions, tearing gaping holes in the boats bottom. Within minutes, it sunk. It was the first vessel in history to be sunk by an electrically detonated torpedo, which is today called a mine.
In the 1960's, it was brought up and preserved, where it can now be seen by the public. It is now on display at the a U.S.S. Cairo Museum adjacent to the Vicksburg National Cemetery.
So.. it was finally time for us to head on back home. Even Thor said he was tired!!! The last day was not the best of days.. It rained all night and kept up raining the whole trip back to Conyers.
Those who travel in RV's know what a nasty job it is, breaking down and traveling in storms.. But we made it home.. for which we were very thankful. It is always so great, coming home too..
Hope you enjoyed our vacation with us... it was nice having you along...
Till we get itchy feet (and tires) again... everyone take care... God bless...
Smile... enjoy life... and as always... Walk Softly.....
Jim, Pat and Thor