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Battle for the Mississippi: The Vicksburg Campaign Map image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
Battle for the Mississippi: The Vicksburg Campaign Map
Louisiana (East Carroll Parish), Lake Providence — Battle for the Mississippi: The Vicksburg Campaign
Left side The fall of New Orleans in April 1862, capped the beginning of an 18-month drive to control Vicksburg and the Mississippi River. The fight for this strategic location was arduous. Vicksburg, sitting high atop . . . — Map (db m90404) HM
Louisiana (East Carroll Parish), Lake Providence — Grant's Canal
In early 1863 Federal General U.S. Grant dug a canal here connecting the Mississippi River and Lake Providence. This attempt to use bayous and rivers to bypass Vicksburg failed. — Map (db m90201) HM
Louisiana (East Carroll Parish), Lake Providence — Grant's March Through Louisiana
Marker middle Winter Quarters Winter Quarters, the country home of Haller and Julia Nutt, is the only plantation home along Lake Saint Joseph that survived the Vicksburg campaign. The Nutts were Union sympathizers who . . . — Map (db m90405) HM
Louisiana (East Carroll Parish), Lake Providence — Lake Providence Confederate Monument1861 - 1865
To our Confederate Soldiers — Map (db m90259) WM
Louisiana (East Carroll Parish), Lake Providence — Soldiers' Rest
In early 1863, Union troops commanded by Gen. U.S. Grant dug a canal connecting the Mississippi River and Lake Providence. They camped in an area known as "Soldiers' Rest," which provided a temporary home. — Map (db m89783) HM
Louisiana (East Carroll Parish), Roosevelt — Roosevelt
Originally named O’Hara’s Switch. Renamed Roosevelt in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt, who hunted bear in the area in October, 1907. He recorded his adventures here in an article entitled "In the Louisiana Canebrakes." — Map (db m89791) HM
Louisiana (East Carroll Parish), Transylvania — Julice MoundAncient Mounds Trail
Julice is a 9-foot-tall mound that is 130 by 65 feet at the base. The mound is rectangular with a flat top. However, it was square before the east side was altered for the highway. Pottery found near the mound suggests Indians built it around AD . . . — Map (db m89788) HM
Louisiana (East Carroll Parish), Transylvania — Transylvania MoundsAncient Mounds Trail
Transylvania once had up to 12 mounds. Only 6 are visible now. The mounds were rectangular in shape with flat tops prior to being altered in historic times. The largest is nearly 34 feet tall. It is in the center of the site and overlooks 2 plaza . . . — Map (db m89789) HM

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