Rediscovering Historic Vicksburg
"Telling Vicksburg's Story"
Morgan Gates is a life long resident of the historic city of Vicksburg. A retired educator from the Vicksburg-Warren School District, he holds Master’s degrees in History and Education. As a Certified Battlefield Guide for the Vicksburg National Military Park, he is part of an elite group of area experts. Morgan's passion for local history and his gift for storytelling further enhance his unique skillset.
He has been interpreting the campaign and siege of Vicksburg for history lovers from all over the country and the world since 2007 and conducting historic and themed tours of Vicksburg and the surrounding area since 2010.
He founded and manages Haunted Vicksburg Ghost Tours and Historical Vicksburg Driving and Walking Tours which is one of the most positively reviewed area attractactions.
Morgan regularly participates, plans, and supports various events such as the annual Confederate Ball, "Night at the Museum", Vicksburg Pilgrimage, etc.
Rediscovering Historic Vicksburg welcomes contributing author David Maggio. David has lived his entire life in the City of Vicksburg, retiring in 2013 after 39 years with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A graduate of Mississippi State University, with a passion for history, he became a Certified Battlefield Guide for the Vicksburg National Military Park over 15 years ago. David also conducts tours of the city of Vicksburg as part of his Historic Walking Tours. He has served on numerous Boards, Councils and local clubs honing his craft to help in his interpretation of history of this historic area.