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Pemberton's Headquarters

Vicksburg, Mississippi
County of Warren.
1018 Crawford Street
National Register Number: 70000319
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Congressional District: MS-2 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Tours are available of this house museum..

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 8, 1976):
During most of the 47-day siege of Vicksburg (May-July 1863), this large two story, brick house in the center of the city was the headquarters of Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton, commander of the Department of Mississippi, Alabama and East Louisiana. It was in this house that Gen. Pemberton made his decision to surrender the Confederate stronghold to Union forces led by Maj. Gen. U.S. Grant.

Condition:
There are no threats to the landmark.

In 2006-2007, the National Park Service replaced in-kind a portion of the slate shingles, installed a fire-supression system, painted the brick exterior of the building, and initiated plans to provide for handicapped access to the structure.


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