|Stockade Redan, Vicksburg battlefield|
|5th Missouri Infantry marker - Bill reenacts this unit|
|CS side of Missouri monument|
|Wade's Battery marker - Bill's great-grandfather served in this unit|
|Chapel at Grand Gulf Military Park|
|Marker at Ft. Wade, Grand Gulf - W.L. Truman served in this battery|
|Kudzu - Can't wait too long at the bus stop!|
|Windsor Plantation ruins near Port Gibson - survived the war, burnt by a careless smoker.|
Reenacting conditions were pretty warm and dusty, with lots of marching to get into position. 1st scenario was easily visible to paying public, afternoon event was less so (but of more interest for the reenactors since the unit Bill portrays was actually involved in the action). Didn't stay for Sunday scenario as had a cold coming on pretty hard.
Trip back was easier - stops at LA and AR welcome centers, an overnight at Pine Bluff (HIE), and a stop at Smith's in Bolivar for a hot beef sandwich. Did notice the Jehovah Java coffee shop in Laker Providence, and passed the Panola Pepper Sauce factory/farm (see Spring 2011 - we picked up some at Poverty Point). Gas prices were best in MO & MS. Best price I saw in AR was at Pine Bluff (where I had a gas stop scheduled - wow!).