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

Sisters of Mercy

 
 
Sisters of Mercy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
1. Sisters of Mercy Marker
Inscription. The Sisters of Mercy have contributed to the health, education, and spiritual well-being of the residents of Vicksburg since the arrival of six nuns in 1860. The Cobb House (c. 1830) became their first home and a school for 70 students. During the Civil War, the Sisters closed the school to travel throughout Mississippi nursing both Union and Confederate soldiers. After the war, the Sisters reopened the school and continued their ministry of nursing in the decades following, nursing the city's residents through several yellow fever epidemics. Their nursing contributions expanded over the years to include a nursing school and to culminate in the modern Mercy Hospital. The Sisters continued to expand their spiritual mission by building a convent in 1868 to house their ever-growing number of nuns, a building that is one of the best examples of Gothic Revival architecture in Mississippi. The Sisters school also continued to expand with the construction of an auditorium in 1885 and an academy building in 1937. The Sisters of Mercy have left a lasting legacy in Vicksburg.
Sponored by the Sisters of Mercy St. Louis Region
 
Erected 2004 by the City of Vicksburg Riverfront Mural Committee.
 
Location. 32° 21.052′ 
Sisters of Mercy Mural image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
2. Sisters of Mercy Mural
N, 90° 53.038′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Levee Street north of Clay Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The Vicksburg Riverfront Murals are located on the Yazoo Diversion Canal levee wall. Marker is at or near this postal address: Levee Street, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Sultana's Last Voyage (here, next to this marker); "New Beginnings & Lasting Legacies" (here, next to this marker); Joseph Biedenharn and the the First Bottling of Coca-Cola (a few steps from this marker); "The War Between the States" (a few steps from this marker); Dedication of the Illinois Monument (a few steps from this marker); The Selection of a President (a few steps from this marker); The Steamer Sultana (a few steps from this marker); C.S.S. Arkansas (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg.
 
Also see . . .  The Vicksburg Riverfront Mural website. (Submitted on June 1, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Vicksburg, Mississippi waterfront levee wall murals. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
3. Vicksburg, Mississippi waterfront levee wall murals.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 97 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 1, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   3. submitted on June 2, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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