Shirley House - The Union troops called this house "the white house". It is the only surviving wartime structure in the park. The family that lived here were for the Union solders. They put a white flag in the windows and the Union troops then moved them to safety. The house was then used as heard quarters of the 45th Illinois infantry.
Tennessee Trip Day 8 - Vicksburg Mississippi October 10th 2014 October 4, 2014 (Saturday)
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As I was looking for a motel last night I passed a sign for Vicksburg National Military Park. I did some research last night to see what it was and decided to go this morning. I’m only 360 miles from home so I had time. Vicksburg was the last placed still controlled by the confederate army in the civil war. Gran ... read more
North America » United States » Mississippi » Vicksburg Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the origina... ... read more