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Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield- This site commemorates a battle initiated by Union forces to keep Confederate troops from disrupting Union supply routes.
Florewood State Park-
Legion State Park-
Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail- This historic route generally follows the old Indian trace, or trail, between Nashville, Tenn., and Natchez, Miss. Of the estimated 443 miles, 423 are completed.
Natchez Trace Parkway-
Tupelo National Battlefield- Here, on July 13-14, 1864, Lt. General Nathan Bedford Forrest tried to cut the railroad supplying the Union's march on Atlanta.
Vicksburg National Military Park-
Winterville Mounds State Park-

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Description - Nine historic sites capture the rich history of Mississippi from the days of Spanish explorers, through its heritage of plantations and the Civil War, to its modern history.

Attractions - Historic Attractions in Mississippi include sites of historic exploration, the Natchez Trace story, and Civil War battlegrounds.

Recreation - Activities at Historic sites are primarily viewing historic buildings and the sites of historic event. Interpretive tours and hikes are available and educational programs are offered by the National Park Service at some sites.

Climate - Mississippi lies mainly in the subtropics. The climate is mild with the coldest months experiencing low temperatures near 40 degrees F. Summer temperatures frequently reach 100 degrees F, with coastal breezes providing cooling relief. Humidity is highest in August and September reaching an average close to 90%. The highest rainfall comes during the spring months, but December and January are wet, too. Expect temperatures in the northeastern hills region to be somewhat cooler than the rest of the state.

Location - Driving instructions and a map are available on the individual wildernet pages describing each Mississippi Historic site.


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Mississippi - Mississippi lies in the heart of the American deep south. It has an overwhelmingly rural population with the majority of people living in the southern half of the state.

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