The Vicksburg Expedition Guide is the ultimate way to explore the battlefield of Vicksburg. This unique hardcover book includes 3 components:
Battlefield driving tour (audio CD)
Illustrated guidebook (56 pages)
Multimedia computer CD-ROM (Windows only)
The Battlefield Tour The 2.5 hour tour is narrated by Ed Bears, the former National Park Chief Historian and renowned expert on the Siege of Vicksburg. Having worked at the Vicksburg National Military Park for over 10 years, Ed is considered the premier historian on the Siege of Vicksburg. During the tour, Ed will take you back in time to the summer of 1863 and explain the art of siege warfare as it was practiced in the Civil War. Ed will also share with you the amazing and often poignant stories of the soldiers who fought and died for possession of theses hallowed grounds.
Illustrated Guidebook The illustrated guidebook complements the audio tour, helping you to visualize the battlefield as it appeared in 1863. Packed with detailed battle maps and information about Civil War tactics, weaponry, and trivia, the book is a keepsake that will be used many times after you return home.
Multimedia CD-ROM (Windows Only) The computer CD-ROM is an ideal way to prepare for your trip. Start with the 30-minute animated movie that explains how Grant's army maneuvered and ultimately prevailed in the Siege of Vicksburg. Then explore the animated battle maps and movies about Civil War tactics and weaponry. Think you know everything? Take the quiz game and see who is the real history buff.