Eagle Bend

Vicksburg

Interesting
Vicksburg
The Essential
Interesting
Sitting proudly on a rocky promontory overlooking the Mississippi, Vicksburg is famous for the long siege which, in July 1863, marked a key turning point in the Civil War. A huge cemetery in the town commemorates the soldiers who died in this battle. On the river, floating casinos await gamblers keen to make their fortune. Crossed by sloping streets, the town centre is uniformly Victorian in style and boasts several historic residences.