Illinois in Mississippi

For Christmas Erica and I went down to Vicksburg, Mississippi to visit her family. I was glad to be getting out of slashing-winds-off-the-lake Chicago for a week in the balmy south. Of course, a cold front blew across the south minutes (literally) after our plane landed so it was in the 30

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  1. Tricia (unregistered) on December 30th, 2004 @ 7:08 pm

    And on top of this huge, fun to go into monument is a bright, shiny, gold “Mr. Eagle”!!!!

  2. Rick Williams (unregistered) on January 22nd, 2005 @ 12:05 am

    It’s nice that you noticed the monument to the Chicago Mercantile Battery at the Vicksburg park entrance. On the other side of the visitors’ center — next to the 2nd TX Lunette — are some markers to the battery as well as a monument to the company’s captain, Patrick White. Capt. White and five of his surviving artillerists received the Medal of Honor in 1895. I hope to launch my history of this well-respected battery — Chicago’s Battery Boys — in the next couple of months via Savas Beatie military publishers. Thanks.

  3. Philip (unregistered) on March 14th, 2005 @ 12:08 am

    Must great with several mississippi, face fine give computr.

  4. Nabeel (unregistered) on February 15th, 2006 @ 4:59 pm

    this is pretty cool .. i haven’t visited this palce, YET

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