I am very proud to announce the beginning of a journey:
Re-discovering Historic Vicksburg, MS.
On December 1, 2016, my husband and I, along with our furry daughter, Cally, will have lived in Vicksburg for 2 years. I was very excited about moving here because I love history! I have actually visited many historic places, including those made famous by the American Civil War. I was positive I knew what to expect—I did not.
Almost two years have passed, and only now am I meeting others who are wondering the same thing I have been wondering: Where’s the “history stuff”?
Yes, we have a huge, impressive National Civil War Battlefield, and if you are looking for it, it is not too difficult to find, however…
Well, frankly, as an outsider moving in, it seems like the rich history of Vicksburg is being hidden!
Thankfully, recently, through the Vicksburg Civil War Roundtable formation and the Historical Vicksburg Advisory Council formation, I have met several people who know a great deal about Vicksburg’s history! One person in particular I have met is Morgan Gates. He, and other battlefield guides or local tour leaders, are gold mines of information!
While I love listening to what they share with me personally, at our meetings, etc., I do not want to just tuck the information away in my mind for my own use. I had rather share it with others, thus the idea for this blog was born. When I shared the idea with others, Morgan quickly responded saying he loved the idea and wanted to be a part of it. I took him up on his offer, before he had time to reconsider! (The offer to be a guest blogger stands for others who want to share their knowledge of Historic Vicksburg as well! Morgan and I are sure there is plenty of history to go around!)
As I said, I do not want to keep what I am learning on my own and the stories being share with me to myself. As the newbie in the area, I see myself as having a lot of questions that those not from here have, and perhaps some who are from here may have as well. I think of Morgan as our resident expert, helping to guide me—and all of you—as we take this journey together…
Re-discovering Historic Vicksburg!
Vicksburg Civil War Roundtable VP
Please submit articles to me at info@VicksburgCivilWarRoundtable.com or meshea@MesheaCrysup.com if you would like to be a guest blogger! We hope to hear from all of you who have made learning about Vicksburg’s history a part of your life!
Meet Meshea Crysup and Morgan Gates
Blog Post 1/Oct 31, 2016