Vicksburg (Mississippi)

Vicksburg, Mississippi, the city shaped by the river and the war. The old Vicksburg Court House was the location from which Confederate President Jefferson Davis launched his political career. Abraham Lincoln believed that Vicksburg was the key to the war effort. The Union navy controlled the river by 1863, largely due to the presence of federal gunboats. Take a quick tour of Vicksburg and learn its history. 

Photo of old Vicksburg Court House