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job #40242. 5/11/11 Clarksdale -- Vicksburg, MS, U.S.A. -- Employees of Ergon Marine and Industrial supply despartately fill  sand bags try to sand bag their property from the over flow of the MS River. Vicksburg, a riverfront town steeped in war and sacrifice, gets set to battle an age-old companion: the Mississippi River. The city that fell to Ulysses S. Grant and the Union Army after a painful siege in 1863 is marshaling a modern flood-control arsenal to keep the swollen Mississippi from overwhelming its defenses. --Photo© by Suzi Altman, Freelance.