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River lays siege to historic Vicksburg, Miss.

The Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2011
Publié le : 17 mai 2011
 Times staff 
"VICKSBURG, MISS. This historic Civil War city, which withstood a 47-day Union Army siege before its surrender in 1863, faced a different kind of invasion Monday as flooding threatened to top an earthen levee.

"The city is perched atop a bluff overlooking the river, and the Vicksburg National Military Park marking the Civil War battle is not threatened, the National Park Service said.

"But areas nearby are in peril. The water level at Vicksburg had reached nearly 56.7 feet, several inches above the record of 56.2 feet set in 1927, the National Weather Service said."

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