Postcard From Vicksburg, Mississippi

Cannons with the Illinois Memorial in the background. Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi

Kathy & I are enroute to Texas for the first leg of our winter travels. We made a long overdue stop in Vicksburg to visit the National Military Park there. It is a solemn reminder of the price many have paid over our nation’s history.

We visited on a cloudy and overcast day, but thankfully with no rain. The whole time I photographed there I was envisioning the photos in black & white, in an inadequate homage to the photographs that were made in the heat of the moment. The battlefields as they exist today are a distant reminder of the horrors of battle, but the tribute paid in the form of monuments and memorials  is moving.

4 thoughts on “Postcard From Vicksburg, Mississippi”

  1. I sense the horrors of battle in this image. So disappointing that we still view violence as the solution to our differences. Well done and I do like the black and white touch. Travel safely!!

    1. Many things came to mind as we toured this hallowed ground. Most of which I hesitate to discuss on a public forum but I’m sure you can imagine them.

      Spent the day in heavy rainstorms but made it to coastal Texas. Should be fertile ground for photographs – possibly even in color! – over the next few weeks.

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