2015 - Vicksburg Natchez - 1000Places
General Pemberton rode out to this spot to meet face-to-face with General Grant. And he chose a conspicuous day to hand over the city to the Union Army...the 4th of July, 1863.  The citizens of Vicksburg would not celebrate Independence Day for the next 81 years.

General Pemberton rode out to this spot to meet face-to-face with General Grant. And he chose a conspicuous day to hand over the city to the Union Army...the 4th of July, 1863. The citizens of Vicksburg would not celebrate Independence Day for the next 81 years.