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

The Surrender Interview Site

July 3, 1863

 
 
The Surrender Interview Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, circa July 1991
1. The Surrender Interview Site Marker
Inscription. Here in the shade of a stunted oak General John C. Pemberton met General Ulysses S. Grant to negotiate the surrender of Vicksburg. When Pemberton refused unconditional surrender terms, Grant suggested they step aside and let subordinate officers attempt to make a satisfactory arrangement. The conference ended when Grant agreed to submit terms to Pemberton by 10:00 p.m. that night. These terms were ultimately accepted. On July 4, 1863, the day Lee retreated from Gettysburg, Vicksburg surrendered.
 
Location. 32° 21.441′ N, 90° 50.68′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Pemberton Avenue. Touch for map. Vicksburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The End In Sight (a few steps from this marker); The Mine Explosion (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lloyd Tilghman Memorial (approx. mile away); Manning F. Force Monument (approx. mile away); Wexford Lodge (Shirley House) (approx. mile away); John C Pemberton (approx. 0.6 miles
The Surrender Interview Site image. Click for full size.
By William Bruce, January 12, 2015
2. The Surrender Interview Site
away); Jefferson Davis (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ohio Eighty Third Infantry (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Also see . . .  Vicksburg National Military Park. (Submitted on March 5, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Surrender Interview Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, November 28, 2008
3. The Surrender Interview Site Marker
The Surrender Interview Site image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, circa July 1991
4. The Surrender Interview Site
"Site of interview between Maj. Genl. U.S.Grant U.S.A. and Lt. Genl . Pemberton July 4th 1863"
Original Surrender Interview Site Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Bruce, January 12, 2015
5. Original Surrender Interview Site Monument
This marble shaft, erected by Union occupation forces in 1864, was one of the earliest monuments ever placed on a Civil War battlefield. It was moved to the Visitor Center for safekeeping.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 5, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,834 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 5, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on March 25, 2015, by William Bruce of Madison, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on September 4, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   4. submitted on March 5, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on March 25, 2015, by William Bruce of Madison, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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