Vicksburg in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
— Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail —
You are in Vicksburg's oldest neighborhood where many structures are antebellum. An-te-bel-lum is derived from Latin meaning "before the war."
Duff Green Mansion
In 1856 a wealthy cotton broker, Duff Green, built his mansion using skilled enslaved labor and bricks that were fired on-site. This grand home survived the Siege of Vicksburg because Green designated it a "hospital" where both Confederate and Union soldiers were treated. After the surrender, recuperating Union soldiers took control of the home.
In early Vicksburg, the Kangaroo Saloon stood just north of here. It grew into a lawless entertainment establishment and a gambler's refuge. In July of 1835, local citizens were sick of the drunken incidents and got together to roust the gamblers who were just as determined to stay. A monumental event and bloody riot left six people dead including the citizens' leader Doctor Hugh Bodley. One block to the north is the monument erected in honor of his sacrifice while helping to improve Vicksburg.
Top Right: Duff Green Mansion 1864
Bottom right: The day Vicksburg "cleaned house" was still newsworthy 72 years later!
Erected 2017 by the City of Vicksburg. (Marker Number 8.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Buildings • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi, Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1835.
Location. 32° 21.26′ N, 90° 52.528′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Locust Street and First East Street, on the left when traveling north on Locust Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1114 First East Street, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christ Episcopal Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Christ Episcopal Church (about 300 feet away); In Memory of Dr. Hugh S. Bodley (about 400 feet away); Judge Lake (about 500 feet away); Anchuca (about 500 feet away); Happy Home (about 600 feet away); Main and Cherry (about 800 feet away); Prince Hall Masonry Founded in Mississippi (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 26, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 26, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. 5. submitted on May 15, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.