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A National Historic Landmark and one of America's finest examples of Greek Revival public architecture, the Old Capitol building served as state capitol from 1839 to 1903, housing such notable events as the passage of the Ordinance of Secession.
Historic museum; meeting/banquet facilities
Confederate Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton occupied building during the siege of Vicksburg, led by Union Major General Ulysses S. Grant, from May 23, to July 4, 1863. It was the building that Pemberton held council of his chief officers on July 3, 1863, to discuss plans for surrender of the city, which occurred the following day.
The Shaifer House is under renovation. It was the site of the opening shots in the Battle of Port Gibson. Confederate forces were entrenched at Magnolia Church. Part of the battle was fought on the Bruinsburg Rd. at Point Lookout.
c. 1860. This beautiful old chapel is located on the campus of Mississippi College. During the Civil War, it was spared from the torch by Gen. William T. Sherman, and served as a Union hospital. The basement provided shelter for Union horses.
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During General U.S. Grant's campaign to capture Vicksburg, Rodney was heavily shelled by Union Naval Forces. Evidence still exists in a cannonball that remains embedded in the brick facade. A marker designates the skirmish site, now surrounded by the silence of a ghost town and cemetery.
c. 1830 View the remains of one of the first churches in the Delta region. During the Civil War the lead was melted from its original stained glass windows to make mini ball ammunitions. Later, the Church fell into ruin.
Receptions, performances and diverse community educational, and recreational activities. Southern Cultural Heritage Complex has facilities for meetings and events like weddings.
c. 1854. Used as a hospital to treat wounded Union soldiers after the Battle of Raymond. Blood stains remain visible on the floors. National Register of Historic Places.
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