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Rob Shenk

Vicksburg Battlefield

Established in 1899, the Vicksburg National Military Park protects 1,728 acres of battlefield land encompassing the Union and Confederate trenches surrounding the city and overlooking the Mississippi River. Sixteen miles of tour road provide visitors easy access to the Park's many sites and monuments. The Visitor Center and the USS Cairo museum provide unique exhibits and artifacts for further exploration, in addition to an orientation film and a bookstore. The Vicksburg National Cemetery, established in 1866, contains more than 17,000 Civil War graves, of which almost 13,000 are unknown.

Suggested Itineraries

Vicksburg Battlefield: What's Nearby

Vicksburg, MS
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Vicksburg Battlefield
Vicksburg, MS
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Vicksburg National Military Park
Vicksburg, MS
Civil War  |  Museum
Old Court House Museum and Eva W. Davis Memorial
Vicksburg, MS
Civil War  |  Museum
Vicksburg Battlefield Museum
Vicksburg, MS
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Big Black River Bridge Battlefield
Bovina, MS
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Milliken's Bend Battlefield
Ashly, LA
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Champion Hill Battlefield
Edwards, MS
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Raymond Courthouse
Raymond, MS
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Raymond Battlefield
Raymond, MS
Civil War  |  Heritage Site
Raymond Battlefield
Raymond, MS
Civil War  |  Cemetery
Confederate Cemetery
Raymond, MS
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Grand Gulf Military Monument Park
Port Gibson, MS
Civil War  |  Historic Site
St. Marks Episcopal Church
Raymond, MS
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Driving Tour of Historic Raymond
Raymond, MS
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Port Gibson Battlefield
Port Gibson, MS
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Windsor Ruins
Natchez, MS

Preservation

The American Battlefield Trust and our members have saved more than 14 acres at Vicksburg Battlefield.

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Related Battles

Vicksburg, MS | May 18, 1863
Result: Union Victory
Estimated Casualties
37,273
Union
4,910
Confed.
32,363