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The home of Civil War General Stephen D. Lee was built in 1847 and is furnished with period pieces. Following the war, Lee became the first president of Mississippi A&M, now Mississippi State University. A preservationist, he was instrumental in establishing Vicksburg National Military Park.
An exhibit featuring ten military generals that visited Marion County before the year 1865 is on display at the Marion County and City of Columbia Museum. Included in the exhibit are Generals Andrew “Old Hickory” Jackson and Zachary “Old Rough and Ready” Taylor, who later became Presidents, that came through Marion County on their way to the famous Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812.
Memorial to Confederate soldiers who died at Texas Field Hospital-soldiers from the Civil War battles of Corinth, Iuka and Shiloh.
The Chickasaw Nation, Col. William Falkner, Nathan Bedford Forrest and others have a story to tell when you visit. Weapons, clothing, tools and Indian artifacts.
Site of July 1864 battle between the forces of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest and Union Gen. William T. Sherman. Neither side proved victorious. It is the site of the last major engagement of the Civil War in Mississippi.
The U. S. Grant Presidential Collection contains copies of every letter Grant was known to have written and every letter Grant was known to have received. The collection also contains three manuscript boxes of original correspondence, photographs, and Grant family artifacts. It is the world's premier site for Grant research. The collection is available by appointment.
U.S.S. Cairo (pronounced Care-o), a Union ironclad commanded by Thomas O. Selfridge, Jr., was named for Cairo, Illinois, and commissioned on January 16, 1862. On December 12, 1862, in the Yazoo River north of Vicksburg, Cairo struck two underwater torpedoes (today called mines) sinking in less than 12 minutes with no loss of life. Preserved by mud and silt, Cairo sat on the bottom of the Yazoo River for 102 years. It was raised in 1964, and later restored. The ironclad is now on display within Vicksburg National Military Park.
Contains graves of approximately 50 Civil War soldiers. The oldest grave dates back to 1837. Dr. C.M. Vaiden's grave is marked by an elaborate tombstone.
c. 1889. Three stained glass windows depict a mustering of the Greys, students from the University of Mississippi who fought during the Civil War. Nearby is a small cemetery where Confederate soldiers killed at the Battle of Shiloh are buried.
Nationally significant sites associated with Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's campaign and siege of Vicksburg. Self-guided driving tour. Brochure "Campaign and Siege of Vicksburg" available from the Vicksburg National Military.
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