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Civil War Sites, Mar 1999

Chickamauga, GA

Chickamauga has a great collection of monuments and canons.

This is one of the battlefields in this Park. There is an unseen street running through the middle of it.[battle-pan]
[Pan] This is one of the battlefields in this Park. There is an unseen street running through the middle of it.[battle-pan]

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Lookout Mountain above Chattanooga, TN

The entrance to the park. A very step road leads to the top of this mountain or you can talk a tram up. The road to the top and the top are fully inhabited with beautiful homes and a small town.

This view shows the Tennessee River and the city of Chattanooga[lookout-pan]
[Pan] This view shows the Tennessee River and the city of Chattanooga[lookout-pan]

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Natchez Trace

Civil War Confederate graves on the Natchez Trace[DSCN0119]
Civil War Confederate graves on the Natchez Trace[DSCN0119]


Vicksburg, MS

Vicksburg is the best Civil War site I have visited. With its combination of statues, canons, fortifications and the USS Cairo, it has a little of everything.

In the 1960's the USS Cairo was located in the mud of the Mississippi river. It was raised and stabilized and then enshrined in this museum next to the cemetery. The Cairo is the first ship/boat ever sunk with an electric torpedo (mine). The museum contains many of the interesting contents that were found inside the Cairo. Personal pictures, uniforms, weapons, books, utensils, etc. provide a glimpse of the personal side of the war. I think this is one of the best displays for a ship that I have ever seen. You can see it from below the waterline, deck level and above as shown in these pictures. The Cairo is cradled in witness frames that provide a visual clue to the missing portions of the ship. The original timbers are used were they were available and the original canon are here as well.

View of the USS Cairo and the associated museum[cairo-pan]
[Pan] View of the USS Cairo and the associated museum[cairo-pan]

View from waterline of the bow[cairo-pan1]
[Pan] View from waterline of the bow[cairo-pan1]

Below water view[cairo-pan3]
[Pan] Below water view[cairo-pan3]

View from above looking down on the pilot house[cairo-pan4]
[Pan] View from above looking down on the pilot house[cairo-pan4]

Waterline view of the port side[cairo-pan2]
[Pan] Waterline view of the port side[cairo-pan2]

Waterline view of the starboard side[cairo-pan5]
[Pan] Waterline view of the starboard side[cairo-pan5]

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