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

“The War Between the States”

 
 
"The War Between the States" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
1. "The War Between the States" Marker
Inscription. Vicksburg voters opposed secession but once the war began they supported the Confederacy, over 2500 local men joining the Southern ranks. The first attack on Vicksburg was in the spring of 1862. The enemy was repulsed, Col. James Autry telling them "Mississippians don't know the meaning of the word 'surrender....' During that time the CSS Arkansas attacked and crippled the Union fleet and thwarted the efforts of a Union ironclad in a battle in front of the city. It was a stunning Confederate victory. In the winter of 1862 Union troops were badly defeated at Chickasaw Bayou north of town. Unable to take the city by storm, Northern troops lay siege for 47 days - May 17 to July 4, 1863. The Union victory is considered by many to be the turning point of the war. Few cities suffered or sacrificed more for the Southern cause than did Vicksburg.

In Memory of
Blanche Smith Terry, 1921-2004
Historian and Assistant Director
Old Court House Museum-Eva W. Davis Memorial
Sponsored by her family, friends and the
Vicksburg and Warren Historical Society

 
Erected 2006 by the City of Vicksburg Riverfront Mural Committee.
 
Location. 32° 21.046′ N, 90° 53.041′ 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
"The War Between the States" Mural image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
2. "The War Between the States" Mural
C.S.S. Arkansas (right), battling the U.S.S. Essex in 1862.
(here, next to this marker); The Selection of a President (here, next to this marker); Sisters of Mercy (a few steps from this marker); Early Exploration - Fort Nogales (a few steps from this marker); "New Beginnings & Lasting Legacies" (a few steps from this marker); Prehistoric Settlement in Warren County (a few steps from this marker); C.S.S. Arkansas (a few steps from this marker); The Steamer Sultana (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 2, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
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 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 2, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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