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I toured antebellum plantation mansions including Oak Alley and Nottoway, largest antebellum mansion in the South; Vicksburg National Military Park where a bloody battle marked a turning point in the Civil War; museums and small Southern towns known for history, hospitality and shopping opportunities.
And parks that are within 60 miles of a known case of CWD, such as Shenandoah, Vicksburg National Military Park and Buffalo National River, collect deer and elk carcasses and test them.
The work is being led by the Delta 6 crew of AmeriCorps NCCC who will be stationed at Vicksburg National Military Park for four weeks before moving on to projects on the Natchez Trace Parkway.
It's a familiar destination: the Vicksburg National Military Park, which commemorates the 1863 Vicksburg Campaign, a turning point in the Civil War, and brings a half million tourists to town every year.
Attendees will explore some of America's premier historic sites, including the Mississippi River Museum, National World War II Museum, Battle of New Orleans battlefield, New Orleans' French Quarter, Oak Alley Plantation, and Vicksburg National Military Park.
I was raised in Warren County, Mississippi, just a short distance from the Vicksburg National Military Park. As a young teenager, I rode my bike and trekked through portions of the park too many times to count.
Appendices discuss the medal of honor at Vicksburg and the Vicksburg National Military Park. A last chapter looks at the aftermath of the campaign for the players.
Exploring Vicksburg National Military Park, where the land battle for the town took place, is highly recommended, particularly with an expert guide in your car to give you the big picture.
Superior Performance Awards were presented to Blanca Stransky, Superintendent, Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial; Pat Jones, Chief of Interpretation, Independence National Historical Park; Josie Fernandez, Superintendent, Hot Springs National Park; and Mike Madell, Superintendent, Vicksburg National Military Park. Superior Performance Awards annually recognize outstanding partner management of an EN agency.
He has also written or co-written four Civil War books, including "Art of Commemoration," which studies the monuments and statues at Vicksburg National Military Park and ties back in with Hills' art education.
The final day of the staff ride consisted of a tour of the Vicksburg National Military Park led by a member of the National Parks Service.
In 1899, the US War Department appointed him as the official historian of the Vicksburg National Military Park, for which he wrote a chronicle of the armies that fought there, published in 1901, and a previously unpublished narrative of both sides of the campaign and siege.