Sunday, April 4, 2010

Vicksburg

videoJerry took a few videos with his flip video camera. There were 50,000 troops from the Union (North) and 31,000 troops from the Confederate army who battled here from Mid May till July 4th. The North lost about 4,910 and the South lost 2,872. this was ended the same day as Gettysburg. They are equal in importance. At the surrender of the South, their soldiers were starving and then the Union soldiers fed them instead of shooting them as they had during battle. The slaves were then freed. Out of 81,000 soldiers who battled here there were almost 8,000 killed.

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  1. Wow! I loved reading all these posts and seeing that video. Thanks for keeping us updated. Love you and miss you lots!

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