Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Live Cannon Firings

With the support of the Friends of Vicksburg National Military Park and Campaign, the National Park Service Living History cannon crew from Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park will be encamped at Vicksburg Military Park for the July 4th weekend.

Live cannon firing programs will be offered at Battery de Goyler (Tour Stop 1) at 9:30, 11:30, 1:30 and 3:30 every day from July 1-4th. Simultaneously there will be living history programs representing the Confederate experience across the battlefield in the vicinity of the Louisiana Monument. Visitors who attend the programs at the Louisiana Monument will be able to experience the soundwave and percussion wave from the cannon firings. Visitors are encouraged to attend programs at both Battery deGoyler and at the Louisiana Monument to experience both sides of the siege.

At 4pm on July 3rd, a park ranger will present a short presentation at the surrender site on Pemberton Avenue, 154 years after the surrender interview between Generals Grant and Pemberton.

Living History events are also scheduled for July 22-23 and August 5-6. More information will be released as it becomes available. All events are free, but normal entrance fees apply. 
By Michael Logue

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