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
Tennessee became a state on June 1, 1796, 20 years after the United States proclaimed its independence. Tennessee was the 16th state added to the United States, following the 13 original colonies, Vermont and Kentucky. The land was previously part of North Carolina and part of the U.S. Southwest Territory.Full Answer >
While there are many facets to Tennessee, the state is perhaps best known for Nashville, country music and the Grand Ole Opry. Tennessee's nickname is the Volunteer State because of the state's volunteer soldiers during the War of 1812.Full Answer >
The state of South Carolina officially became a state on May 23, 1788. The area was originally settled by English colonists in 1670. It was the eighth state to accept the United States constitution.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 >