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Hundreds flock to Siege of Vicksburg commemoration

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VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - A program commemorating the 151st anniversary of the Civil War Siege of Vicksburg drew hundreds to the Vicksburg National Military Park over the weekend.

Saturday's event included park rangers and volunteers, dressed in full Union uniform. The event also included demonstrations of cannon firings throughout the day.

Visitors also were able to tour the Shirley House, the only Pre-Civil War structure still standing in the battlefield unit of the Vicksburg Military Park.


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