Vicksburg, Mississippi Port City, USA on the Mississippi River, 23,900 residents (2010). It is known for the Vicksburg National Military Park.
During the American Civil War of 1861-65, President Lincoln called Vicksburg “the key to the Southern States.” When the Northern State Army forced the Southern State Army to surrender on July 4, 1863, after a 47-day siege of the city, it marked a decisive turning point in the war, giving the Northern States control of the entire Mississippi River. At War Cemetery Vicksburg National Cemetery, no fewer than 13,000 of the 17,000 gravestones of fallen Northern State soldiers are nameless.
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Tupelo, a small town in northeastern Mississippi, USA, known as the rock singer Elvis Presley’s childhood town (1935-48); 34,500 residents (2010).
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Jackson, the capital and largest city in Mississippi, USA. 173,500 residents (2010), of which 71% are black. The city is located in the state by the Pearl River and is an important administrative and training center in the force of the state and institutions like Millsaps College and the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Large gas discoveries in the 1930’s contributed to economic growth, and the city has many industrial enterprises (furniture, textiles, food, etc.). The original city, which was chosen for the capital in 1821, was at the nearest wiped out by northerners Army during the Civil War in the 1863.