Posted 15 March 2008 - 01:32 PM
My uncle recently returned from a trip to Mississippi and told me that he thought maybe he saw something at the park. He didn't go into details other than he thought he saw a soldier. This doesn't surprise me as he has seen and experienced ghosts before. I know he has lived in two actively haunted houses in his life. One was the house where he grew up, which I have posted about before. Another was a house he lived in for several months. It was an old house which had been converted into apartments. He frequently saw the ghost of the former owner. People that visited him also saw her on occassion. So he's had several ghostly encounters.
If I find out more about this, I'll post it.
Posted 15 March 2008 - 10:15 PM
Posted 16 March 2008 - 07:21 AM
I do have to say, though, that Vicksburg is an amazing battlefield. Sooooo hilly it's very evident how it was held for so long. I mean you look down onto the Mississippi River.
Sounds to me like a nice weekend trip. *wanders off thinking*
Okay I went off and did a little research and found they have a Ghost Tour for $10. Not bad!
Edited by Lady Sorbus, 16 March 2008 - 07:26 AM.
Posted 16 March 2008 - 11:14 AM
Plenty of ghosts and history here in Texas, but very little Civil War stuff.
Posted 16 March 2008 - 05:22 PM
Matthew Shea Marshall
Posted 17 March 2008 - 09:46 AM
Green Eyes is a big mystery down here because, depending on who you ask or believe, Green Eyes is either a bride looking for her husband who was killed in the battle, a random ghost, a demon, a Native American (Cherokee or Creek) spirit that inhabited the area long before the war, an ancient ghost that predates even the Creek occupation of the area, and a couple of others with which I'm not very familiar.
If you get the chance, go to the battlefield itself. If you're a major history buff like I am, there is a place on Lookout Mountain, right across from Point Park, called the Battles For Chattanooga, that illustrates the entire history of armed Civil War combat in the area; excellent reference place for any history study on Chattanooga.
Matthew Shea Marshall
Posted 21 October 2011 - 04:50 AM
the Vicksburg National Military Park (14 pages). Hope this helps!
Edited by Richard, 21 October 2011 - 04:51 AM.
Posted 01 February 2019 - 08:30 PM
He said it was a hot, clear Summer day. As they slowly drove through the park, In one area it said they were in a place commanded by troops from Illinois. They decided to get out of the car and get some photos of Civil War cannon. The cannon was near some trees and brushes aiming towards enemy lines. Turning on his camera, he said he looked up at the thicket of trees... And froze! There, just to his right was a Union Soldier. He was wearing blue and carried a rifle... And he said he could see right through him! The soldier took a step and then vanished! He said his friends never saw anything on their tour around the place and the tour seemed to drag on. However, on their way back to the hotel he being the driver felt lost and had trouble finding his way out of the place. He added he had trouble getting online that night so he dictated what he saw into his phone.