It looks like Vicksburg is taking its first tentative steps towards altering the landscape back to 1863. I was at Gettysburg in April and the tree cuttings have made an incredible change in touring the park. Now Vicksburg is starting down the same path. Of course this starts with public hearings so it'll be quite awhile until chainsaws make their appearance but this is a great sign.
I was last at Vicksburg about 7 years ago and it was difficult to get a feel for the fighting because there are so many trees in between the lines. In one area they had cleared out all the trees and it was an amazing view. Unfortunately this was before I got a digital camera so there are no pictures to share, so you'll just have to believe me that the change is amazing.
Complete story at:
Gettysburg’s Jacob Weikert Farm
3 days ago