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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Vicksburg, Mississippi

Clickable Map of Issaquena County, Mississippi and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Issaquena County, MS (4) Sharkey County, MS (13) Warren County, MS (499) Washington County, MS (72) Yazoo County, MS (23) Chicot County, AR (17) East Carroll Parish, LA (13)  IssaquenaCounty(4) Issaquena County (4)  SharkeyCounty(13) Sharkey County (13)  WarrenCounty(499) Warren County (499)  WashingtonCounty(72) Washington County (72)  YazooCounty(23) Yazoo County (23)  ChicotCountyArkansas(17) Chicot County (17)  EastCarrollParishLouisiana(13) East Carroll Parish (13)
Mayersville is the county seat for Issaquena County
Vicksburg is in Issaquena County
      Issaquena County (4)  
      Sharkey County (13)  
      Warren County (499)  
      Washington County (72)  
      Yazoo County (23)  
      Chicot County, Arkansas (17)  
      East Carroll Parish, Louisiana (13)  
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1 Mississippi, Issaquena County, Vicksburg — 1167 — Steele's Bayou Expedition
The Steele's Bayou Expedition (March 14-27, 1863) was one of several Union efforts to bypass Confederate defenses at Snyder's Bluff by sending amphibious forces through the Delta's waterways. While the expedition ultimately failed in its objective, . . . Map (db m187815) HM
2 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — "Gold in the Hills"
The longest continually-running melodrama in the world began with modest roots on March 28, 1936 by Julia Arnold on a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers barge that had been redesigned to resemble a riverboat and renamed the Dixie Belle. "Gold in the . . . Map (db m190836) HM
3 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — "Logging on the River"
One of Vicksburg and Warren County's greatest natural resources is its hardwood forests. For years, the harvesting of timber was hard work that was achieved by hard men and animals working in unison. After trees were cut, oxen and mules were . . . Map (db m190971) HM
4 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — "New Beginnings & Lasting Legacies"
From the earliest settlers to Vicksburg, African Americans have made significant contributions to social, educational, religious, economic and political progress. Vicksburg was home to Hiram Rhodes Revels, the first African American U. S. . . . Map (db m190865) HM
5 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — "The 1953 Vicksburg Tornado"
On a balmy Saturday afternoon in the winter of 1953, a tornado etched a path of destruction from Vicksburg's waterfront through downtown and into a northeast residential area. The December 5th twister is to date (2006) one of only two F5 . . . Map (db m190854) HM
6 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — "The Blues are the Roots, the Rest are the Fruits"-Willie Dixon
Famed musician and prolific song writer Willie Dixon was born in Vicksburg in 1915. In 1936, he moved to Chicago, taking with him an appreciation of African field songs, gospel, blues, and country music. Over the next 50 years, Dixon created a . . . Map (db m190864) HM
7 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — "The Founding of Vicksburg and Methodism"
Methodism played a formative role in the founding of Vicksburg and Warren County. In 1799, Rev. Tobias Gibson, a circuit rider in the Mississippi Territory, established the Hopewell congregation in Warren County. In 1814, Rev. Newitt Vick, a . . . Map (db m190970) HM
8 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — "The War Between the States"
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 . . . Map (db m104036) HM
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9 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — "The Widow Blakely"
Because it was the lone Blakely rifled cannon in all the Vicksburg defenses, the Confederate soldiers called this 7.44-inch gun, "The Widow Blakely." During the siege it was mounted about 1 mile north of its present position. On May 22, 1863, the . . . Map (db m97124) HM
10 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — "Two Bridges at Sunset"
Probably one of the most picturesque views of Vicksburg is that of the two bridges over the Mississippi River. The first bridge was constructed in 1930 for $6,500,000 to transport vehicles and trains. It was, at that time, the only bridge across . . . Map (db m190853) HM
11 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — C. S. Vaiden (Mississippi) Battery; — River Batteries; Army of Vicksburg.
Capt. S. C. Bains. The company served its pieces on the city front from May 18 to May 23, when most of them were ordered to the rear line of defense. One section, under Capt. S. C. Bains, served two 6-pounder guns on the city front to . . . Map (db m162975) HM
12 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — C.S. Company A, — 1st Tennessee Heavy Artillery; — River Batteries; Army of Vicksburg. —
Capt. Paul T. Dismukes. The company served one 10-inch Columbiad in a position not in the park, about 266 yards southwest of this tablet, from May 18 to the end of the defense, July 4, 1863.Map (db m109494) HM
13 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — C.S. Company A, — 8th Louisiana Heavy Art. Battalion; — River Batteries; Army of Vicksburg. —
Capt. P. Grandpre. The company served one 10-inch Columbiad in this position from May 18 to the end of the defense, July 4, 1863.Map (db m162997) HM
14 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — C.S. Company A, — 14th Mississippi Light Art. Battalion: — Smith's Division: Army of Vicksburg —
Capt. C.B. Vance. The first section of The Company, under Lieuts. T. H. Cunningham and B. T. Mathews. served two 12- pounder howitzers in this position, South fort, from about May 26 to about June 15. 1863, when the section with its . . . Map (db m213141) HM
15 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — C.S. Company B, — 1st Tennessee Heavy Artillery; — River Batteries; Army of Vicksburg. —
Capt. William P. Parks. The company served one 32-pounder rifled gun in a position, not in the park, about 200 yards west of this tablet from May 18 to the end of the defense, July 4, 1863.Map (db m110743) HM
16 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — C.S. Company C, — 1st Tennessee Heavy Artillery; — River Batteries; Army of Vicksburg. —
Capt. H.T. Norman The company served one 9-inch Dahlgren gun in a position, not in the park, immediately west of the Harwood house and about 66 yards west of this tablet from May 18 to about June 29, when the gun, with a detachment . . . Map (db m110842) HM
17 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — C.S. Company C, — Pointe Coupee Artillery; — Stevenson's Division; Army of Vicksburg. —
Capt. Alexander Chust. The company was engaged in the Battle of Champion's Hill, May 16, attached to Loring’s Division. At the close of that battle it fell back with the army to Vicksburg and served two 6-pounder guns and two 12-pounder . . . Map (db m133892) HM
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18 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — C.S. Company C, — 1st Louisiana Heavy Artillery: — River Batteries: Army of Vicksburg —
Capt. William C. Capers. A detachment of the Company, under Lieut. C. A. Conrad, served one 10-inch mortar in this position, South Fort, from May 18 to June 12, when the detachment was ordered to a work in rear of the line of Moore's . . . Map (db m213144) HM
19 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — C.S. Company D, — 1st Tennessee Heavy Artillery; — River Batteries; Army of Vicksburg. —
Lieut. G.W. Miller; Lieut. D.M. Upton. The company served one 8-inch Columbiad in a position, not in the park, about 200 yards west of this tablet from May 18 to the end of the defense, July 4, 1863.Map (db m110742) HM
20 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — C.S. Company G, — 1st Louisiana Heavy Artillery: — River Batteries: Army of Vicksburg —
Capt. William C. Capers. A detachment of the Company, under personal command of Capt. William C. Capers, served one 10-inch Columbiad in this position, South Fort, from May 18 to the end of the defense, July 4,1863.Map (db m213142) HM
21 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — C.S. Company I, — 1st Mississippi Light Artillery; — Maury's-Forney's Div.; Army of Vicksburg. —
Lieut. Edward L. Bower. One section of the company. under Lieut. E.L. Bower. served two 12-pounder howitzers in this position from May 18 to the end of the defense, July 4, 1863.Map (db m133920) HM
22 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — C.S. Company I, — 1st Mississippi Light Artillery; — Maury's-Forney's Div.; Army of Vicksburg. —
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23 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — C.S. Johnston's Company — Tennessee Heavy Artillery; — River Batteries; Army of Vicksburg. —
Capt. T. N. Johnston. A detachment of the company served two 10-inch Columbiads in a position, not in the park about 150 yards northwest of this tablet, from May 18 to the end of the defense, July 4, 1863. They were creditably and . . . Map (db m109450) HM
24 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — C.S. Johnston's Company, — Tennessee Heavy Artillery; — River Batteries; Army of Vicksburg. —
Capt. T.N. Johnston A detachment of the company, under Lieut. P.R. Cousins, served one 7-inch Brooke's rifled gun in a position, not in the park, about 233 yards west of this tablet, from May 18 to June 28, 1863, when it was disabled . . . Map (db m109530) HM
25 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — C.S. Tennessee Heavy Artillery; — River Batteries; Army of Vicksburg.
One 42-pounder smoothbore gun was mounted in a position, not in the park, near the end of the spur known as "Devil's Backbone" and about 100 yards west of this tablet from May 18 to the end of the defense, July 4, 1863. It was not in exclusive . . . Map (db m110840) HM
26 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — U.S. Battery Benton. — Acting Master J. Frank Reed.
U.S. Battery Benton. Acting Master J. Frank Reed.A detachment of Battery E, 1st Missouri Light Artillery under Lieut. Joseph B. Atwater and a detail of enlisted men of the 34th Iowa Infantry, all under Acting Master J. Frank Reed of the gunboat . . . Map (db m39567) HM
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27 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — U.S. Battery K, — 2D Illinois Light Artillery; — 4th Div.; 16th Corps; Army of the Tennessee. —
Capt. Benjamin F. Rodgers. The battery served four James rifles in temporary positions on the investment line of its division from May 25. One section served two James rifles in this position from about June 22 to the end of the . . . Map (db m109364) HM
28 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — U.S. Battery K, — 2D Illinois Light Artillery; — 4th Div.; 16th Corps; Army of the Tennessee. —
Capt. Benjamin F. Rodgers. A detachment of the battery served one 8-inch Columbiad in this position from about June 21 to the end of the siege, July 4, 1863. Map (db m133859) HM
29 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — 1953 Tornado Memorial
December 5, 1953 --- the day began in a normal way. It was warm and blustery, which we all know isn’t all that uncommon down South during the holiday season. Christmas wreaths and decorations had been placed downtown, and shoppers filled the . . . Map (db m163000) HM
30 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — 64 — 61 Highway
Side 1: The rise of the automobile and the development of a national highway system in the 1920's and '30s coincided with the initial boom of blues, jazz, and spiritual recordings by African American artists. Songs in the African American . . . Map (db m97080) HM
31 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — 901, 905, 913 Crawford Street
Middle house constructed ca. 1830 by John Lane, a member of Vicksburg's founding family. Flanking Italianate townhouses constructed ca. 1872: 901 by a niece of Jeff. Davis; 913 by Judge Upton Young.Map (db m109280) HM
32 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — All Saints Episcopal School
Established as All Saints' Episcopal College, this girls' boarding school was chartered in 1907. William Mercer Green Hall, built In 1908, was named for Mississippi's first Episcopal bishop. The Dioceses of Louisiana and Arkansas became Joint owners . . . Map (db m133913) HM
33 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — Alpha Kappa Alpha National Presidents
Both former residents of Vicksburg, B. Beatrix Scott and Ida L. Jackson served as the fifth and eighth national presidents of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, 1925-1927 and 1933-1936, respectively. During her presidency, Scott helped establish . . . Map (db m97074) HM
34 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — Anchuca
Built in three stages from ca. 1830 to 1855, this Greek Revival–style mansion was originally built by J.W. Mauldin and sold to Victor Wilson in 1840. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981, Anchuca was Vicksburg’s first . . . Map (db m103752) HM
35 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — Anshe Chesed Congregation
Meaning "men of kindness," the Anshe Chesed Congregation was organized in 1841 and formally chartered by the State of Mississippi in 1862. It was a founding member of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations in 1874. Anshe Chesed is the second . . . Map (db m50909) HM
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36 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — 8 — Antebellum — Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail —
Springfield Neighborhood You are in Vicksburg's oldest neighborhood where many structures are antebellum. An-te-bel-lum is derived from Latin meaning "before the war." Duff Green Mansion In 1856 a wealthy cotton . . . Map (db m115488) HM
37 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — 31 — Apple Orchard — Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail —
"The Country" Around 1860, Frederic Baum and his wife Ellen Chambers Baum had a home in the middle of a fabulous apple orchard located in this area. Frederic had several businesses, was an alderman for the City of Vicksburg, and served on . . . Map (db m115537) HM
38 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — Balfour House
Built mid-1830s. Home of diarist Emma Balfour, noted diarist of the Siege. Site of 1862 Christmas ball interrupted by arrival of Federal fleet. Following surrender, July 4, 1863, was HQ. of Maj.-Gen. J.B. McPherson.Map (db m97085) HM
39 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — 28 — Banks and Bottles — Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail —
Vicksburg Banks The need for banks grew as local merchants flourished and more people had paying jobs. In 1895 Vicksburg had five banks. By 1906, because of the economic boom, there were thirteen local banks. Two historically . . . Map (db m115430) HM
40 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — Bethel A.M.E. Church
Site of first African Methodist Episcopal Church (1864), and first Negro Masonic Lodge in Mississippi organized here (1875). Campbell College was organized here in 1890. Present church was built in 1912.Map (db m103754) HM
41 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — 33 — Blue Roof — Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail —
The Feld House The Feld House is one of the most architecturally significant residences of early 20th Century in Mississippi. The home was constructed in 1913 by Hannah B. Fishell, widow of Alfred Fishell, a prominent Vicksburg . . . Map (db m115544) HM
42 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — Brothers of the Sacred Heart
Known for strict discipline and demand for diligent work, the Brothers of the Sacred Heart took charge of the education of Vicksburg Catholic young men when they arrived at St. Aloysius Academy on the corner of First North and Grove streets in . . . Map (db m190972) HM
43 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — Burial Site of Lynching Victims
On July 20, 1899, Giuseppe Di Fatta, Pasquale Di Fatta, Francesco Di Fatta, Giovanni Cerami and Rosario Fiduccia, all natives of Sicily, were murdered by a lynch mob in Tallulah, Louisiana. The murders triggered an international . . . Map (db m236878) HM
44 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — 15 — Business Men — Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail —
In the mid-1800's Vicksburg began to grow and prosper. An 1866 city directory listed 35 Jewish-owned stores and about 90 Jewish families living in Vicksburg. These three homes were owned by Jewish businessmen who prospered with Vicksburg's growing . . . Map (db m115530) HM
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45 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — C S Headquarters Stevenson's Division — Army of Vicksburg
Maj. Gen. Carter L. Stevenson May 18-July 4 1863 This building was then a dwelling house two stories high width of front same as now but depth much lessMap (db m109505) HM
46 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — C.S.S. Arkansas
The C.S.S. Arkansas, an ironclad built in Yazoo City, met the Union vessels Queen of the West, Tyler and Carondelet on July 15, 1862, on the Yazoo River. Moving into the Mississippi, the Arkansas ran past thirty-nine . . . Map (db m103751) HM
47 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — C.S.S. Arkansas
In memory of the 23 brave men of the Confederate Ram Arkansas who were killed in action or died of wounds received in battle with the Union fleet above Vicksburg July 15-22 1862. These Army, Navy and local volunteers served aboard this new . . . Map (db m213078) HM
48 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — Camp Williamson
In 1906 the Vicksburg Business League purchased nearly sixty acres of land and grading, one quarter mile east of this site, to attract a proposed National Guard rifle range. The range, which opened in 1907, included a store house, a concrete target . . . Map (db m103779) HM
49 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — Captain Brady Tonth, Jr.
A graduate of Mississippi Valley State University, Brady Tonth, Jr. was the first MVSU Air Force ROTC graduate to become a pilot after completing training in Columbus, Mississippi. In 1979, he became the first African American pilot in the . . . Map (db m170732) HM
50 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — Carr Central High School
Built in 1924 in the tutor Gothic style, Carr Central High School was designed by architect William A. Stanton. This building once housed the administrative offices of the school district and kindergarten, elementary, and junior high school classes. . . . Map (db m115321) HM
51 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — Carr School
Carr School was designed in the Tudor Gothic style by William Stanton, a well-known architect, who had designed many religious, public, commercial and residential buildings across Mississippi. The school was built in 1924 by the E.G. Parish . . . Map (db m190861) HM
52 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — 30 — Catfish Row — Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail —
Not a clean place, Catfish Row was Vicksburg's commerce hub where horse-drawn wagons connected with steamboats and trains. Not particularly a clean place, it was busy with laborers, lined with saloons, and thriving with underground activities. If . . . Map (db m190975) HM
53 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — 21 — Cherry Street — Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail —
In the late 1800s and early 1900s, this part of Cherry Street was an affluent residential area lined with spectacular homes. The Rose Home In 1897 Adolph Rose, a prominent banker and wholesale merchant, built this grand home with a unique . . . Map (db m115415) HM
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54 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — Chickasaw Bayou Battle
Here on December 27-29, 1862 General W.T. Sherman with 32,000 men was routed by a defending C.S.A. force of 9,000 led by Gen. Stephen D. Lee. Union losses were 9 to 1.Map (db m105420) HM
55 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — Christ Episcopal Church
Founded 1828. Nave and tower constructed 1839-43. Cornerstone laid by Bishop Leonidas Polk. Despite the bombardment, the Rev. W.W. Lord conducted daily services here during the Siege of Vicksburg.Map (db m115491) HM
56 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — 9 — Christ Episcopal Church — Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail —
Vicksburg's Oldest Public Building The cornerstone for Christ Episcopal was laid in 1839 but a fire and yellow fever epidemic delayed completion until 1843. The corner stone was laid by Bishop Leonidas Polk, who later served as a major . . . Map (db m115490) HM
57 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — 22 — City of Steeples — Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail —
Faith Arrives Faith had an early foothold in Vicksburg. The Catholic faith arrived early with the Spanish explorers and settlers. Organized religion started around 1812 when Newit Vick, a Methodist minister, arrived. Early settlers . . . Map (db m115418) HM
58 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — Combat Wounded Veterans — Military Order of the Purple Heart — 1782-1932 —
Dedicated To The Recipients Of The Nation's Oldest Military Decoration "The Purple Heart" My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my country's way to show they care. If I could be seen by all . . . Map (db m109895) WM
59 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — Confederate Dead at Vicksburg Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of the men who gave their lives in defense of VicksburgMap (db m104276) WM
60 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — Confederate Dead Monument — 1861 - 1865
Front In Memory of the men, from all states of the South, who fell in the defense of Vicksburg during a siege of 47 days - May 18 to July 3, 1863. A defense unsurpassed in the annals of war for heroism, endurance of devotion, and . . . Map (db m104277) WM
61 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — Crossing the Mississippi
Prior to the construction of a bridge in 1930 across the Mississippi River at Vicksburg, train cars crossed to Louisiana on "ferries for trains" called transfer boats. The inclines at Kleinstown in Vicksburg and Delta Point in Louisiana were . . . Map (db m103989) HM
62 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — Debate and Decision
From his headquarters in this grand mansion, Confederate General Pemberton followed the movement of enemy troops during the siege. He watched his men suffering from lack of food and the relentless Union bombardment. After nearly seven weeks, . . . Map (db m81903) HM
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63 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — Dedication of the Illinois Monument — Vicksburg National Military Park
The Vicksburg National Military Park, established by Congress on February 21, 1899, commemorates the campaign, siege, and defense of Vicksburg during the Civil War. The 1,800 acres of the park are dotted with over 1,300 monuments, making it the "art . . . Map (db m103991) HM
64 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — 1166 — Eagle Bend
In March, 1863, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's XV Corps assembled at Eagle Bend to march inland approximately one mile along Muddy Bayou to Steele's Bayou. There, the troops were to be loaded onto transports and used in Admiral Porter's naval . . . Map (db m187814) HM
65 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — Early Exploration - Fort Nogales
The Spanish were the first Europeans (in 1541) to discover what is today called Fort Hill, the second highest spot between Memphis and New Orleans. When the French arrived in 1682, they laid claim to the region. The Treaty of Paris in 1763 divided . . . Map (db m104038) HM
66 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — Evander McNair
Brig. General C. S. Army Commanding Brigade French's Division Johnston's Army ______ Col. 4th Ark. Inf. Dec. 20, 1861 Brig. Gen. C.S. Army Nov. 27, 1862Map (db m133970) HM WM
67 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — Featherston-Magruder House
In 1831, Richard Featherston, a teacher, built a single story structure here and opened Vicksburg's first school. Dr. Alex Magruder expanded the house to two stories in 1850 and used the original as a clinic where he treated victims of the . . . Map (db m191610) HM
68 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — Federal Works Agency — Public Works Administration — Warren County Court House —
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69 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — Firing on the A.O. Tyler
On January 13, 1861, the steamer A.O. Tyler, en route downriver to New Orleans, was fired on by militia sent to protect Vicksburg. The Tyler, which was later used as a U.S. timberclad gunboat, was searched and released. The firing on . . . Map (db m103747) HM
70 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — Flagships of the MRC
The vessels which have served as the Mississippi always pulled "double duty" serving both as a Corps work vessel and as the MRC's river inspection vessel and public meeting venue. During the traditional high-water and low-water seasons each . . . Map (db m162994) HM
71 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — Fort Nogales
On bluffs above. Built by Spain in 1790's on land granted by Choctaws. At evacuation in March 1798, name became Ft. McHenry, honoring U.S. Sec. of War. Abandoned about 1800.Map (db m103757) HM
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72 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — Fort Nogales 1791
Fort Nogales, which was the first settlement at Vicksburg, was established by the Spaniards on this spot in 1791. In 1798, it passed from the possession of Spain to the United States and was re-named Fort McHenry. It was used as a Confederate fort . . . Map (db m103759) HM
73 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — Frank Crump, Jr.
Navy veteran and Alcorn College graduate Frank Crump, Jr. taught at Rosa A. Temple High School (1960-1970) and was Vo-Tech Dean at Utica Junior College. During Freedom Summer in 1964, he registered African American voters and was a Mississippi . . . Map (db m103768) HM
74 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — Glass Mounds — Mississippi Mound Trail —
The Glass site originally consisted of four pyramidal mound surrounding an open plaza, with a possible fifth mound located to the north. Of these, Mound A alone remains undamaged. It stands 30 feet high and has a ramp extending south toward the . . . Map (db m103780) HM
75 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — 5 — Governor "Turkey Runner" — Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail —
Governor McNutt In 1838, Alexander McNutt was elected the twelfth governor of Mississippi, serving until 1842. After two terms as governor, he moved back to Vicksburg to continue his law practice. Governor McNutt House . . . Map (db m115480) HM
76 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — Governor and Mrs. Kirk Fordice
In 1991, Daniel Kirkwood "Kirk" Fordice, Jr. became the first Republican to be elected governor of Mississippi in 118 years. A graduate of Purdue University, he served two years on active duty in the US Army as an engineer officer with the 1st . . . Map (db m162998) HM
77 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — 13 — Growing and Changing — Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail —
A Different Point of View Vicksburg was pretty bare in the early days. The original townspeople cleared the land and used the trees to construct buildings and open space for farming. When Vicksburg was under siege by the Union Army, the . . . Map (db m115508) HM
78 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — 7 — Happy Home — Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail —
Anchuca (An-choo-ka) Built in 1830 and surviving the Civil War, Anchuca was named with a Choctaw Indian word meaning "happy home". In 1868 the house was occupied by Joseph Davis oldest brother to Jefferson Davis), a very successful . . . Map (db m115483) HM
79 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — 14 — Hard Times Square — Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail —
If Vicksburgers found themselves in hard times, they probably ended up here. The jail, court house, funeral home and tombstone maker were all located at this intersection. Photo captions Top left: Warren County Court House, late . . . Map (db m115510) HM
80 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — 12 — If Walls Could Talk — Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail —
Warren County Court House The Reverend Newit Vick, Vicksburg's founder, originally planned to build his home on this site; however, after he and his wife both fell victim to yellow fever in August of 1819, this site was set aside to . . . Map (db m115506) HM
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81 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — Illinois 40th Infantry. — Maj. Hiram W. Hall. — 2D Brig., 1st Div., 16th Corps. —
Served with brigade on exterior, line from about June 12, 1863. to end of siege. Map (db m115889) HM
82 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — In Memory of Dr. Hugh S. Bodley
Sign Killed in the fight to rid Vicksburg of vicious gamblers July 5, 1835 Monument Erected by a grateful community to the memory of Dr. Hugh Bodley murdered by the gamblers July 5, 1835 While . . . Map (db m179419) HM
83 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — Iowa
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84 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — Jackson Street M.B. Church
Jackson Street Missionary Baptist Church was organized in April 1898 and chartered in May 1899 by Rev. A. A. Hamilton and members of the State Golden Rule Hall. Completed in 1908, the Gothic Revival building was designed and built by E. J. . . . Map (db m213056) HM
85 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — Jitney Jungle
Prior to the opening of the Jitney Jungle on the corner of South and Monroe streets in 1933, grocery stores generally sold only groceries and were "full service" establishments with clerks to gather the items on a person's list. The modern . . . Map (db m162999) HM
86 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — John D. Cobb House
A Greek Revival Building ca 1830 Oldest Structure in Southern Heritage Complex Presented By Mississippi State Society National Society Colonial Dames Seventeenth Century Map (db m109512) HM
87 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — John Gregg
Brig. General C.S. Army Commanding Brigade Walker's Division Johnston's Army Map (db m110461) HM
88 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — John W. Whitfield
Brig. General C.S. Army Commanding 2nd Brigade Cav. Div. Johnston's Army ------------------------- Major Texas Battalion Nov. 12, 1861 Col. 1st Texas Legion April 2, 1862 Brig. Gen. C.S. Army May 9, 1863Map (db m213108) HM WM
89 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — Joseph Biedenharn and the First Bottling of Coca-Cola
On a summer day in 1894, Joseph Biedenharn, a candy merchant and soda fountain operator, had an idea that would reshape the soft drink industry. He took the popular fountain beverage, Coca-Cola, put it in bottles, and delivered it to rural areas . . . Map (db m190866) HM
90 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — 10 — Judge Lake — Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail —
Lakemont Lakemont was built in 1835 by Judge William Lake who served in the United States Congress (1855-1856) and in the Mississippi House of Representatives (1859-1861). In 1861, while campaigning for the Confederate Congress, Judge Lake . . . Map (db m115493) HM
91 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — Kings School
In 1920-21, the Sandy Bottom School (the original name for Kings School) was built with funding assistance from the Rosenwald Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to building schools for African American students in the rural . . . Map (db m157542) HM
92 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — Koestler Bakery's Christmas Tree Lane
In May 1908, Leo C. Koestler opened Koestler's Bakery on Washington at Belmont Street. The first ovens were coal fired and "Mello-Toast Bread" was delivered to households by a horse-drawn dray. In about 1918, Leo became the first in the state to . . . Map (db m190969) HM
93 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — Lest We Forget
These headstones represent soldiers from Louisiana and Mississippi who died at the hospitals located at Mississippi Springs and Coopers Wells. These soldiers from the Army of Mississippi died from disease contracted through the rigors of military . . . Map (db m133893) HM
94 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — LeTourneau
In 1942, R.G. LeTourneau, the man largely responsible for the invention and development of earth-moving machines in wide use today, built his fourth manufacturing plant in Vicksburg. He brought with him a small group of talented men including Clyde . . . Map (db m190841) HM
95 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — Louisiana Civil War Monument
{East side} To the Louisianians who died in defense of Vicksburg 1862 - 1863 {South side} In life the shock of battle: In death's sleep: Peace and endless fame. {North . . . Map (db m109894) WM
96 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — Lum Home — (Grant Headquarters)
Site of Lum Mansion, Hq. of Gen. U.S. Grant, family & staff, after siege of Vicksburg, 1863. The 26 room house, built about 1820, was later destroyed by order of Capt. Cyrus B. Comstock to build fortification.Map (db m97076) HM
97 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — Magnolia High School
Replacing an earlier school on Cherry Street, Magnolia High School was built here in 1923. J.G.H. Bowman was the schools principal from 1906 to 1944 and helped develop a strong college preparatory curriculum. In 1940, the school was . . . Map (db m115320) HM
98 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — 11 — Main and Cherry — Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail —
This was a busy and lively area during early Vicksburg. Everything you wanted or needed was nearby. Court Square, churches, retail stores, and the Mississippi River were just a few blocks away. Early Transportation River and rail . . . Map (db m115505) HM
99 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — 98 — Marcus Bottom
Front The historic African American community of Marcus Bottom was an important center of early blues, jazz, and gospel music activity. Pianist Eurreal “Little Brother” Montgomery, one of the premier blues artists of the . . . Map (db m103895) HM
100 Mississippi, Warren County, Vicksburg — Martha Vick House
This Greek Revival house was built in 1830 by Martha Vick, daughter of Vicksburg founder Newit Vick. Newit and his wife Elizabeth died of yellow fever in 1819, leaving Martha to help raise her eight siblings. Martha Vick died in 1851, after which . . . Map (db m109281) HM

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