Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...

Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...
Stories of my hunting experiences with family, friends or whatever else I want to blog about.

A Dixie Lady Deer Hunter

Article by Fred Messina, editor of "On Target Outdoors" from The Vicksburg Evening Post on Friday, January 19, 1990. Photo by Bob Phillips.

Bob Phillips came up the other day with a photo of his wife Marian and a deer she got on Brown's Point New Years Eve. The deer was an 8-point with 16 inches of inside spread that weighed in at 190 pounds. A nice trophy in anyone's book. However, the tale Bob told is that this was Marian's fourth deer this year and he claimed that he would have done better than he did if he had not spent so much time hauling Marian's deer out of the woods. Come off it, Bob. We all know who the hunter was.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day Remembrance Continued...

Continuing through The Vicksburg National Military Cemetery of the final resting place of veterans of the American Civil War Battle of Vicksburg, that was waged from May 18 to July 4, 1863.  The cemetery embraces 116 acres, and holds the remains of 17,000 Civil War Union soldiers, a number unmatched by any other national cemetery.

Mockingbird perched on top of statue.



Magnolia trees are throughout the Vicksburg National Military Cemetery.
  

USS Cairo Museum and the Navy Memorial in the background.

Leaving The Vicksburg National Military Cemetery

Two Confederates are interred in the Vicksburg National Military Cemetery (a Sgt. White and a Pvt. Brantley) There are 43 Union soldiers who were involved in the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou interred in Soldiers Rest, but the plaque with their names is in the Vicksburg National Military Cemetery since the request to erect it at Soldiers' Rest was denied. 

Soldiers' Rest
Confederate dead from the Vicksburg Campaign originally buried behind Confederate lines, have now been re-interred in the Vicksburg City Cemetery (Cedar Hill Cemetery), in an area called "Soldiers' Rest." Approximately 5,000 Confederates have been re-interred there, of which 1,600 are identified.  


Remembrance ~ Memorial Day 2016

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