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
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 >
Destin is located in Okaloosa County on Florida's Emerald Coast in the northwestern portion of the state. This area is also known as the Florida Panhandle.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 >
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 >