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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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable EventsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list.
 
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). Marker is at the northeast corner of the Mississippi State Welcome Center - on the walkway off the Welcome Center parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4210 South Washington 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. Mississippi (here, next to this marker); U.S. Battery Benton. (about 300 feet away, measured
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
in a direct line); Gibraltar of the Confederacy (about 400 feet away); Louisiana 22nd Infantry (approx. 0.6 miles away); C.S. Marks' Company, 22D Louisiana; (approx. 0.6 miles away); Louisiana Eighth Battalion (approx. 0.6 miles away); "The Widow Blakely" (approx. 0.6 miles away); Tobias Gibson (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg.
 
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 was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 5, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,067 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on January 8, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 5, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4, 5. submitted on January 8, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.
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May. 27, 2020