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Between 1953 and 1974 the Vicksburg-based Red Tops entertained legions of dancers with their distinctive mix of blues, jazz, and pop. Under the strict direction of drummer and manager Walter Osborne, the group developed a devoted fan base…
One of the most storied night spots in the South, the Blue Room, which stood across the street at 602 Clay Street, was operated for more than thirty years by flamboyant owner Tom Wince. Ray Charles, Fats Domino, B. B. King, Dinah Washingt…
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 targe…
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 pl…
Organized May 11, 1884, the Church was built on land that was part of a Spanish land grant and given by Mrs. Patty Hyland Gould Hankinson. Dedication was held Aug. 5, 1886. The first pastor, the Rev. C. P. Colmery, served 49 years. "Yokena" is par…
The Brierfield and Hurricane plantations of Jefferson and Joseph Davis were located west of here at Davis Bend. War, floods, and fire have destroyed most of the physical evidence of these plantation homes.
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 Fre…
Wisconsin Light Artillery;
9th Div.; 13th Corps; Army of the Tennessee.
Lieut. Charles B. Kimball;
Lieut. Oscar F. Nutting.
The right section of the battery served two
20-pounder Parrott Rifles in this position fr…
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 the Tyler, ju…
On February 2, 1863, the U.S.S. Queen of the West, a converted ram, attacked the C.S.S. Vicksburg, then lying at the city's landing. Almost completely destroyed in the action, the Vicksburg's engines were removed and sent to Mobile for reuse. The …