Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
The Civil War remains the bloodiest war in the history of the United States, as the North and South of the land engaged in a pitched battle over ideas and territory. Economics and slavery were two of those issues that rent the fabric of a nation and turned brother against brother. This series chronicles some of the key moments in the war's four-year progression. One of the most important places in Civil War history is Vicksburg. The city was strategically located on a crucial waterway. To control Vicksburg was to control supplies and munitions. Reenactments, archival photographs, journals, and commentary by historians recount events at the Mississippi port.
battle [war], Civil-War [US], re-enactment