2015 - Vicksburg Natchez - 1000Places
We've made it to Jackson,MS, our final stop – and one more interesting (at least to us) tidbit of Civil War history. This is the city's Battlefield Park, the most conspicuous left-over of the war. But by the looks of it, it seems the city would just rather forget about the Battle of Jackson. The park's earthworks – now eroded to low trenches – are misidentified as Confederate trenches. They're not. And there are a couple of artillery pieces located there, but they're pointing in the wrong direction, and they're not Civil War guns either. They're from the Spanish-American War. I guess it's understandable that the city of Jackson would want to downplay its role in the Civil War since Confederate General Joe Jackson would surrender the city to the Union army and abandon Jackson...twice!

We've made it to Jackson,MS, our final stop – and one more interesting (at least to us) tidbit of Civil War history. This is the city's Battlefield Park, the most conspicuous left-over of the war. But by the looks of it, it seems the city would just rather forget about the Battle of Jackson. The park's earthworks – now eroded to low trenches – are misidentified as Confederate trenches. They're not. And there are a couple of artillery pieces located there, but they're pointing in the wrong direction, and they're not Civil War guns either. They're from the Spanish-American War. I guess it's understandable that the city of Jackson would want to downplay its role in the Civil War since Confederate General Joe Jackson would surrender the city to the Union army and abandon Jackson...twice!