Picture of the Day: Navy Circle

Navy Circle is a part of the Vicksburg National Military Park. It is conveniently located right next to the Mississippi rest area.

During the Civil War, the Confederates located cannons here to fire on Union gunboats in the Mississippi River. Nowadays it’s a great view of the Mighty Mississippi.

I especially liked the view between the two bridges over the Mississippi River. rk

Picture of the Day: Vicksburg National Military Park

I spent last Friday afternoon walking and exploring the Vicksburg National Military Park. After the recent long stretch of damp cold weather, I was fortunate to get a beautiful day.

The Park, part of the National Park System, has multiple memorials to lives lost during the key Civil War battle fought here. I found the Illinois State Monument to be particularly fascinating as it reminded me of a basilica I saw in Rome.

Sunset behind the Louisiana Monument.