8/11/11} Vicksburg} -- Vicksburg, MS, U.S.A. -- Pictured is Ergon Marine and Industrial Suppy company working around the clock to sand bag their property from the rising flood water. In one photo an Ergon employes removes snake from climbing the sand bag levee. c. Vicks burg 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 marshalling a modern flood-control arsenal to keep the swollen Mississippi from overwhelming its defenses. -- ...Photo by Suzi Altman, Freelance.