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

Grantís Headquarters

 
 
Grantís Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
1. Grantís Headquarters Marker
Inscription. When Union forces arrived at Vicksburg, Union General
 Ulysses S. Grant chose a wood frame house near here as
 his headquarters. But the house ended up serving a very
 different purpose. During the night of May 21, 1863,
 Grant awakened to loud noises outside. His own men
 were tearing off the sideboards—unaware their commander was sleeping inside. Grant's annoyance
 turned to approval when he learned their plans: The 
planks and lumber would bridge a deep trench in front
 of Stockade Redan during next day's attack. With the 
house dismantled, Union headquarters was 
re-established in tents.
 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 22.646′ N, 90° 50.011′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Grant Avenue 0.6 miles north of Union Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Grant Avenue, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U S Headquarters 16th Corps (Detachment) (a few steps from this marker); Assault on the Confederate Line of Defense, May 22. (within
Grantís Headquarters Marker near the Pennsylvania State Memorial. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
2. Grantís Headquarters Marker near the Pennsylvania State Memorial.
shouting distance of this marker); Siege Operations, May 23-July 4. (within shouting distance of this marker); Massachusetts Tribute to the 29th, 35th and 36th Regiments Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Assault on the Confederate Line of Defense, May 19. (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Champion's Hill, Mississippi, May 16. (within shouting distance of this marker); Ulysses S. Grant (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Engagement at Jackson, Mississippi, May 14. (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service website about Grant's Headquarters. (Submitted on October 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Notable PlacesWar, US Civil
 
Nearby statue of General Ulysses S. Grant atop his horse. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
3. Nearby statue of General Ulysses S. Grant atop his horse.
Cost: $ 34,000 Sculptor: F.C. Hibbard Erected: 1918 Location: Grant Circle
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 75 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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