• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Park Orientation Movie

Title Screen
The 20-minute movie presentation entitled, "Here Brothers Fought," runs every 30 minutes in the Visitor Center Auditorium. The film describes the historical events of the Vicksburg campaign, providing visitors with an overview and better understanding of the park's resources prior to their tour.

The first movie begins at 8:05 am, then shows every hour and half-hour, with the final film beginning at 4:30 pm.
 
Visitor Center Auditorium Seating
 

Did You Know?

Thomas O. Selfridge

Thomas O. Selfridge, captain of the USS Cairo, commanded three boats which sank during the war. Each began with the letter "C"-Cumberland, Cairo, and Conestoga. The coincidence was noted after the Conestoga sank, and Selfridge was assigned to the USS Osage, which survived to the end of the war.