|Vicksburg City Facts|
|Country||USA (United State of America)|
|Total Area||35.3 sq miles|
|Lat Long Coordinates||32.3525° N, 90.8778° W|
|Time Zone||CST (UTC−06:00)|
|Major Religion||Roman Catholic, Christian|
|Museums||U.S.S. Cairo Museum, Vicksburg Battlefield Museum, Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum|
|Universities||Alcorn State University|
Vicksburg is a city in the U.S state of Mississippi. Incorporated in 1825, the city was named after Newitt Vick, a Protestant minister. Nicknamed as 'The Gibraltar of Confederacy', the city faced powerful attacks in1862.
Hampton Inn Vicksburg, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Vicksburg, Ameristar Casino Hotel Vicksburg, AmeriHost Inn Vicksburg/Rainbow Casino, Isle of Capri Hotel and Casino, Best Western Vicksburg, Comfort Inn and Fairfield Inn Vicksburg are the well-known hotels in the city that are the favorites of the tourists visiting Vicksburg.
Vicksburg Municipal Airport serves the city. Buses and cars are the other means of transportation in the city. Amtrak trains provide access to the city. Besides this, the interstate highways and roads bring the city closer to other cities.
Places to Visit:
Visitors on their visit to the city make sure that they visit the 1,800- acre Vicksburg National Military Park where they can learn about the siege and view the monuments, trenches and gun positions. People gather at the USS Cairo Museum to have a look at the artifacts from a gunboat recovered from the Mississippi River. Cedar Grove antebellum home, the Old Court House Museum, Anchuca, Balfour House, Duff Green Mansion and Martha Vick House are the interesting sites to be visited in the city. Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum, Shlenker House, Rainbow Casino, Vicksburg Campaign Trail, Vicksburg National Cemetery and Vicksburg National Monument give a good experience to the visitors.
Battle of Vicksburg:
The most crucial battle fought during the American civil War, the battle of Vicksburg was the culmination point of a 47-day siege. Major General of the Union army , Grant's capture of Jackson city forced the Confederate army chief Pemberton to retreat on defensive lines. The city of Vicksburg was turned into a fortress during the War. Pemberton's retreat forced the city to yield unto Grant who brought the city under a 47-day siege which ended with the battle of Vicksburg .
Last Updated On: March 19, 2013