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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26B0_happy-home_Vicksburg-MS.html
Anchuca (An-choo-ka) Built in 1830 and surviving the Civil War, Anchuca was named with a Choctaw Indian word meaning "happy home". In 1868 the house was occupied by Joseph Davis oldest brother to Jefferson Davis), a very successful Vicksburg l…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26AT_women-of-influence_Vicksburg-MS.html
Fannie Vick Willis Johnson Fannie Johnson spent her life helping others and avoiding publicity. She funded two YMCAs during the days of racial segregation. The "Blacks Only" YMCA was located here with the "Whites Only" YMCA three blocks away. Alo…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM269G_remarkable-orator_Vicksburg-MS.html
Seargent Smith Prentiss (1808-1850) Built before 1837 this was once the office of Seargent Smith Prentiss, a famous lawyer and politician. Prentiss was well known and loved as a remarkable orator. Daniel Webster, one of the foremost orators of …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM269F_u-s-4th-battery-ohio-light-artillery_Vicksburg-MS.html
1st Div.; 15th Corps; Army of The Tennessee. Capt. Louis Hoffman; Lieut. George Froehlich. The first section of the battery, under Lieut. George Froehlich, served two 12-pounder howitzers in this position from May 19 to the evening of Jun…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM269B_banks-and-bottles_Vicksburg-MS.html
Vicksburg Banks The need for banks grew as local merchants flourished and more people had paying jobs. In 1895 Vicksburg had five banks. By 1906, because of the economic boom, there were thirteen local banks. Two historically significant b…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2699_railroads-and-rivers_Vicksburg-MS.html
Railroad Depot Built in 1907, the Illinois Central, Yazoo, and Mississippi Valley Railroad Depot was the busiest rail station in the state. Construction cost was $60,715 and 22 passenger and freight trains came and went every day. These rail line…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2697_catfish-row_Vicksburg-MS.html
Not a clean place Catfish Row was Vicksburg's commerce hub where horse-drawn wagons connected with steamboats and trains. Not particularly a clean place, it was busy with laborers, lined with saloons, and thriving with underground activities. If y…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2695_men-of-kindness_Vicksburg-MS.html
Jewish Community In 1841 Vicksburg became home to the first established Jewish congregation in Mississippi, Anshe Chesed, meaning "men of kindness" in Hebrew. Many of the early Jewish immigrants came from what is now part of modern German…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2694_small-beginnings_Vicksburg-MS.html
Davis-Mitchell House (1872) Dr. Charles Mitchell built the house in 1872 for his wife Lucy Bradford who was Jefferson Davis's niece. In 1884 this small house became the first office for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers in Vicksburg. Captain Er…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2692_rose-garden_Vicksburg-MS.html
In 1887 the State of Louisiana placed the first Confederate monument, here, in the middle of Monroe Street. The monument preceded the establishment of the National Military Park by 12 years. Later the City of Vicksburg dedicated this garden area t…
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