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The rise of the automobile and the development of a national highway system in the 1920's and '30s coincided with the initial boom of blues, jazz, and spiritual recordings by African American artists. Songs in the African American tradit…
Both former residents of Vicksburg, B. Beatrix Scott and Ida L. Jackson served as the fifth and eighth national presidents of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, 1925-1927 and 1933-1936, respectively. During her presidency, Scott helped establish educ…
Manning F. Force-Col. 20th Ohio Infantry, Commanding 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division 17th Corps. June 4-July 4 1863.
Homesite of "Father of Methodism" in Mississippi. Sent, 1799 to Mississippi Territory as missionary, he founded many of its early churches. He is buried on Crawford Street Church lawn.
On December 12, 1862, on the Yazoo River, a Confederate torpedo tore open Cairo's bow. The Union gunboat sank in 12 minutes. Cairo became the first armored warship sunk by an electrically detonated mine.
The torpedo which sank Cairo was a crude…
Ulysses S Grant
Ulysses S. Grant
Brig. Gen. U.S. Vols, May 17 1861
Maj. General of Vols, Feb. 16 1862
Maj. Gen. U.S. Army July 4 1863
Lieutenant General March 2, 1864
General July Twenty-Fifth 186…
The trench for Thayer's Approach to the Confederate work in his front was started about May 30, 1863, on the north side of this ridge, through which it was carried by a tunnel. Preserved by the brick arch. The trench across the ravine to the foot …
David Dixon Porter
Commanded the Mississippi Squadron from October 1862 to September 1864 as Acting Rear Admiral U.S. Navy. Engaged in operations on the Mississippi River and tributaries leading up to and during the Campaign and S…
The river batteries, under command of Colonel Edward Higgins, C.S. Artillery, were served by six companies of Tennessee Heavy Artillery on the right, four companies of the 8th Louisiana Heavy Artillery Battalion in the center and eight companies o…
Remembers the valor and devotion of her sons who served at Vicksburg and in other theaters of the War Between the States. "For those men believed in something. They counted life a light thing to lay down in the faith they bore. The…