The capitol city of Jackson, Miss., lies 60 miles northeast of Vicksburg, although it is not in a different state. Other states that border Mississippi include Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana, and Tennesse.
During the Civil War, General Grant marched his men from Vicksburg to Jackson to attack the Confederate forces, according to the Civil War Trust. Grant's march to Jackson was to cut off the Confederate troops that would support Pemberton and his men in Vicksburg. Grant also wanted to cut off the rail connection from the east. Grant and his men captured Jackson on May 14, 1863, and then made their way back toward Vicksburg. By 1864, Grant had established himself as the North's best general, and he was given command over the entire Union forces.Learn More
The climate in Tennessee is predominantly mild, with the state experiencing moderate summers and winters. Early spring tends to be the wettest while fall is the driest season.Full Answer >
The lowest point in Texas is sea level at in the southeastern part of the state along the Gulf of Mexico. The highest point in Texas is Guadalupe Peak at an elevation over 8,700 feet.Full Answer >
Florida has a subtropical climate throughout most of the state, with just the southernmost tip of the state experiencing a more tropical climate. Summers are generally hot and humid, and winters are usually mild.Full Answer >
Oklahoma became a state on Nov. 16, 1907. The "Sooner State" was the 46th state admitted to the Union, preceded by Utah and followed by New Mexico.Full Answer >