What do “The Hill of Death”, the banks of the Big Black River and the hills just outside of Vicksburg have in common? They’re serious nectar sectors full of Civil War finds from one of the country’s bloodiest hours. With the help of Mississippi Governor, Phil Bryant, the Diggers crew set off on their tour of Vicksburg to dig up some history on the National Battlefield.
Vicksburg, Mississippi was one of the key Civil War sites, a city under siege from May 18 to July 4, 1863. An impressive standoff that lasted 47-days. It’s main objective: to gain control of the fundamental vein, a critical waterway, The Mississippi River, in hopes of dividing the Confederacy in two along the opposing shorelines. It was Civil War Union General Ulysses S. Grant’s attempt to severe the lines of the communication and vital supply route for the surrounding communities.
Here out among the hills, KG and Ringy find an incredible Civil War item they’ve been searching for their entire careers.
Watch Diggers TONIGHT 10PM EST to find out what they unearth!