15 May 2018

Live from Vicksburg

Live from Vicksburg

Now, it’s official. We are heading into the Western Theater of the Civil War for our next series of Facebook Live broadcasts. What better place to visit than Vicksburg National Military Park? Both Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis viewed Vicksburg, Mississippi, as the key to controlling the vital Mississippi River.

Join the American Battlefield Trust as we bring you, virtually, to one of the epochal military efforts of the Civil War—the Vicksburg Campaign. During these live, virtual events, you can “visit” hard-to-reach, iconic sites with leading experts on the campaign. We will be in Champion Hill, Jackson, Raymond, Grand Gulf, and many other places bringing history, commentary, and fun right to your computer or mobile device. You will even get to take a look at some of the land you have helped to save.

The full schedule of events is listed here.

Head over to the American Battlefield Trust's Facebook page to keep up with the action, May 15-17. While you are there, check out our recent Live broadcasts by clicking on the video tab.

This is just our first venture to the Western Theater this year and the latest in our Facebook Live series. We owe a great deal of thanks to our partners: Vicksburg National Military Park, Battle Focus, Grand Gulf Military Park, and Emerging Civil War.

To learn more about this pivotal campaign, our Vicksburg Animated Map brings the history to life with army movements and battle re-enactments. If you are looking to virtually explore the battlefield, our free Vicksburg Battle App will guide you to key sites, from Port Gibson to the Siege of Vicksburg. Download it today to access historian videos, audio accounts of soldiers from the battle, photos, orders of battle, chronologies and key facts.

See you on the battlefield!

Starting tomorrow, join us live on Facebook as we take you to Mississippi and visit many of the locations tied to the campaign and siege of Vicksburg.

American Battlefield Trust

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