Vicksburg military park to host series of program on Civil War events of 1863


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VICKSBURG, Mississippi — The Vicksburg National Military Park opens a three-part program Friday highlighting the Civil War events of 1863.

The programs will begin at 7 p.m. at the park's Visitor Center Auditorium.

Supervisory Park Ranger Tim Kavanaugh says in a news release campaigns occurred in each of the three main areas of operations in the summer of 1863 that were all inter-related and affected each other.

Friday's program by Ranger Jake will first look at events at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and Mine Run and how they were affected by the Vicksburg Campaign and vice versa.

The second program on June 20 will look at the Campaigns for Vicksburg and Port Hudson.

The final program on June 27 will look at the Campaigns in Middle Tennessee and North Georgia.


Online:

VNMP, http://www.nps.gov/vick

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