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

Pemberton Headquarters

(Willis-Cowan House)

 
 
Pemberton Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Bruce, January 12, 2015
1. Pemberton Headquarters Marker
Inscription.
Built ca. 1835. Military headquarters of Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton, who commanded the Confederate forces during the siege of Vicksburg. Here on July 3, 1863, the decision was made to surrender the city.
 
Erected 1973 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 32° 20.911′ N, 90° 52.675′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Crawford Street west of Adams Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1018 Crawford St, Vicksburg MS 39180, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sisters of Mercy (a few steps from this marker); Debate and Decision (a few steps from this marker); John D. Cobb House (within shouting distance of this marker); Balfour House (within shouting distance of this marker); 901, 905, 913 Crawford Street (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); C S Headquarters Stevenson's Division
Pemberton Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Bruce, January 12, 2015
2. Pemberton Headquarters Marker
(about 600 feet away); Combat Wounded Veterans (about 600 feet away); Louisiana Civil War Monument (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg.
 
Also see . . .  Pemberton's Headquarters. (Submitted on August 21, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Pemberton Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Bruce, January 12, 2015
3. Pemberton Headquarters Marker
General Pemberton's Headquarters (being repaired) and marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 26, 2017
4. General Pemberton's Headquarters (being repaired) and marker.
As a result of the repairs the front porch will receive shoring to support the existing structure and prevent the collapse of the second story porch. The current slate roof will be removed and stored while temporary waterproofing material is applied. The Vicksburg National Military Park and the National Park Service (NPS) will restore the porch and slate roof along with other exterior and interior preservation work at a later date.

The stabilization project is planned to last over 10 years until additional planning and funding can result in the full restoration of the structure. Once it is stabilized, the NPS hopes to reopen the building to the public.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2015, by William Bruce of Madison, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 368 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 24, 2015, by William Bruce of Madison, Wisconsin.   4. submitted on October 26, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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