job #40242. 5/11/11 -- Vicksburg, MS, U.S.A. --Tourists and residents watch the waters rise into the historic the Kings Community inVicksburg folks work around the clock 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©SuziAltman.com...Photo by Suzi Altman, Freelance.