In lieu of a post this week I thought I would share with you some information about the the activities around our July 4th events that we are calling"
Breakfast with the Generals
& Vicksburg Civil War Symposium
July 3rd & 4th
» Tuesday, July 3, 2018 – 7:00 p.m. – Old Courthouse Museum - $15.00
Civil War Symposium: Vicksburg: what did it really mean for the war?
The 4th of July 1863 was momentous in the prosecution of the war, with Lee in retreat, defeated in his second attempt to take the war to northern soil, and Pemberton surrendering Vicksburg to Grant; opening the Mississippi River for the federal war effort from source to mouth and splitting the confederacy in half. Gettysburg got most of the headlines, overshadowing what happened at Vicksburg, as the eastern theater activities always did. The intent to minimize the Vicksburg victory was not intentional but was, nevertheless, the resulting effect. This symposium will examine the question of how important Vicksburg was in the ultimate federal victory over the confederacy.
For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Old Courthouse Museum (601) 636-0741 / firstname.lastname@example.org OR the Baer House (601) 883-1525 / email@example.com
Proceeds will benefit the Old Courthouse Museum and the Vicksburg Civil War Round Table.
« Wednesday, July 4, 2018 – 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. – Baer House Inn - $15.00 adults / $7.50 children under 12
Breakfast With the Generals: Enjoy all you can eat breakfast buffet with Civil War Generals Grant, Pemberton and others. Vicksburg was the key to the south. Come find out why and learn other interesting facts about the siege and surrender of Vicksburg.
Photo opportunities, question & answer session, book signings, children’s crafts.
For more information contact the Baer House Inn: (601) 883-1525 / firstname.lastname@example.org
A portion of proceeds will benefit the Vicksburg Civil War Round Table.
» Wednesday, July 4, 2018 – 11:00 a.m. – Old Courthouse Museum – Free
Reenactment of surrender: Living history event for the entire family. Watch from the majestic courtroom of the Old Courthouse Museum as Generals Grant and Pemberton discuss the terms of the surrender of Vicksburg.
Followed by photo opportunities and question & answer sessions with the Generals on the grounds of the Old Courthouse.
For more information, contact the Old Courthouse Museum (601) 636-0741 / email@example.com OR The Baer House 601) 883-1525 / firstname.lastname@example.org
« Wednesday, July 4, 2018 – 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. – McRaven House – Ticketed Event
Gallivanting with the Generals: Living history with lectures and demonstrations from historians in period costume. Family-friendly event with interactive activities. Confederate soldiers, children’s games and activities. Have fun and learn with Jefferson Davis, General Pemberton, Emma Balfour and others.
For more information contact McRaven Tour Home: (601) 501-1336 / email@example.com