"The War Between the States"

"The War Between the States" (HM1YP9)

Location: Vicksburg, MS 39183 Warren County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 21.046', W 90° 53.041'

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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
HM NumberHM1YP9
Year Placed2006
Placed ByThe City of Vicksburg Riverfront Mural Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, June 2nd, 2017 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 699120 N 3581284
Decimal Degrees32.35076667, -90.88401667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 21.046', W 90° 53.041'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 21' 2.76" N, 90° 53' 2.46" W
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Area Code(s)601
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1200-1298 Levee St, Vicksburg MS 39183, US
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