This is the site of the last Confederate stronghold on the Mississippi River. Nearly 6,800 Confederate troops were held under siege by Union troops for 48 days. The siege became the longest true siege in American military history. The site also is one of the earliest uses of African American troops in combat
Lake Providence, Louisiana | The canal is all that remains of Grant's 1863 attempt to circumvent the fortifications at Vicksburg through the backwaters of Louisiana, and is approximately 1,000 feet long.