Scenes from Vicksburg, Day 3 (part four)

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We wrapped up our Facebook LIVE broadcasts with a segment from Vicksburg National Cemetery. 17,000 men are buried in the cemetery, 14,000 are unidentified.

As a special treat, the park’s former chief historian, Terry Winschel, joined us to wrap up the siege. Terry is a legendary figure and a Southern gentleman (even though originally from Pittsburgh), so it was a real treat for me to meet him.

Terry Winschel and Kris

Terry Winschel lets Kris White pick his brain about the siege of Vicksburg.

Rigby grave

William Rigby of the 24th Iowa later served as one of the three original commissioners who established Vicksburg National Military Park. He and his wife are now buried in the national cemetery.

Vicksburg National Cemetery view

Our final perch from the top of the Indian Mound offered a stunning view of the national cemetery–and a poignant reminder of the cost of war.

Click hear to learn more about Vicksburg National Cemetery.

Click here to learn more about William Rigby.