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Vicksburg in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Vicksburg Siege

 
 
Vicksburg Siege Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, circa July 1991
1. Vicksburg Siege Marker
Inscription. Beginning on May 16, 1863, Gen. U.S. Grant held city under siege, cutting off all supplies & driving citizens to caves to escape shells. C.S.A. Gen. John C. Pemberton finally surrendered July 4.
 
Erected by Mississippi Historical Commission.
 
Location. 32° 18.706′ N, 90° 54.021′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from South Washington Street / Warrenton Road (U.S. 61) north of I-20 Frontage Road (Interstate 20). Click for map. Marker is at the northeast corner of the Mississippi State Welcome Center - on the walkway off the Welcome Center parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4210 South Washington Street, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mississippi (here, next to this marker); U.S. Battery Benton. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "The Widow Blakely" (approx. 0.6 miles away); Tobias Gibson (approx. 0.6 miles away); Alpha Kappa Alpha National Presidents (approx. 1.8 miles away); Ninth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers
Caves entrances (preserved), as mentioned in marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, circa July 1991
2. Caves entrances (preserved), as mentioned in marker
(approx. 2 miles away in Louisiana); U.S. African Brigade (approx. 2 miles away in Louisiana); Freedmen Fight at Milliken's Bend (approx. 2 miles away in Louisiana). Click for a list of all markers in Vicksburg.
 
Categories. Notable EventsWar, US Civil
 
Caves, as mentioned image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, circa July 1991
3. Caves, as mentioned
Vicksburg Siege Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 7, 2010
4. Vicksburg Siege Marker
view to the west with bridges to Louisiana in the background.
"Dixie Division" Memorial Highway image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 7, 2010
5. "Dixie Division" Memorial Highway
(signage in the Mississippi Welcome Center parking lot exit to I-20 east)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,877 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4, 5. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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