Antebellum (HM26BO)

Location: Vicksburg, MS 39183 Warren County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 21.26', W 90° 52.528'

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—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 broker, Duff Green, built his mansion using skilled enslaved labor and bricks that were fired on-site. This grand home survived the Siege of Vicksburg because Green designated it a "hospital" where both Confederate and Union soldiers were treated. After the surrender, recuperating Union soldiers took control of the home.

Defending Morals

In early Vicksburg, the Kangaroo Saloon stood just north of here. It grew into a lawless entertainment establishment and a gambler's refuge. In July of 1835, local citizens were sick of the drunken incidents and got together to roust the gamblers who were just as determined to stay. A monumental event and bloody riot left six people dead including the citizens' leader Doctor Hugh Bodley. One block to the north is the monument erected in honor of his sacrifice while helping to improve Vicksburg.

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Bottom left: Mark Twain noted in his book "Life on the Mississippi" (1883) that conversation still "drifted into talk about the lynching of the gamblers in Vicksburg half a century


Top Right: Duff Green Mansion 1864
Bottom right: The day Vicksburg "cleaned house" was still newsworthy 72 years later!
HM NumberHM26BO
Year Placed2018
Placed ByThe City of Vicksburg
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, March 26th, 2018 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 699917 N 3581696
Decimal Degrees32.35433333, -90.87546667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 21.26', W 90° 52.528'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 21' 15.6" N, 90° 52' 31.68" 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 800-898 Locust St, Vicksburg MS 39183, US
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