Vicksburg Park brings troops to life for 160th siege anniversary

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(The Vicksburg Post) – Camels, cannons, Yankees and Confederates, Grant and Pemberton drew the attention of visitors to the Vicksburg National Military Park Saturday and Sunday as it observed the 160th anniversary of the siege and surrender of Vicksburg.

The high temperatures forced park officials to scale back the live fire demonstrations and eliminate a program by Illinois re-enactors. Still, crowds gathered at different locations to watch cannons being fired and members of the…

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