Econo Lodge Vicksburg

3330 A Clay Street, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 39183, United States
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The Shirley House, Vicksburg National Military Pk

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In ruins when the Park was first established in 1899; it was restored in 1902, it still remains a hollow shell waiting to be restored again today. Built in the late 1830's by Nicholas Gray and named the "Wexford Lodge" in honor of his native county in Ireland. During the Civil War it was home to Judge James and Adeline Shirley where it got its current knickname of "The Shirley House".Although the Shirley's were of Northern Birth, their three children: Frederick, Alice, and Quincy were all born in Vicksburg. They owned 25 slaves and made the Wexford Lodge the center of a successful farm. Upon succession of the Mississippi, the Shirleys who remained ardent supporters of the Union, kept to themselves for safety. During the Sieze of Vicksburg, the building was the most conspicious structure on the battlefield and soldiers in blue and gray referred to it simply as "The White House". The Shirley family were forced from their home during the sieze as the house was riddled by solid shot and shell. They fled first to a cave located in the ravine to the right of the house, then to an empty slave cabin several miles away. The house was later converted by the Union army as a smallpox hospital. In 1864 it was abandoned altogether. The building was so badly damaged during the sieze that the family never occupied its rooms again. Purchased by the government for inclusion in the park it was restored to its original splendor and used by park staff and as headquarters. Vacant since the mid 60's, it has fallen once again in disrepair.

The Old Courthouse

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This is Vicksburg's most historic building which was constructed by slaves in 1858. It has hosted great Americans such as Jefferson Davis, Theodore Roosevelt, John Breckinridge, Booker T. Washington, William McKinley, and U.S. Grant. The U.S. Flag was raised and the Confederate lowered on July 4, 1863. The artefacts within this National Landmark help tell Vicksburg's past. There is also a gift shop.
Hours: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Mon. - Sat.; 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sun.; open until 5:00 p.m. during Daylight Savings Time.

vicksburg mississippi

by doug48


vicksburg is located on the mississippi river and is the county seat of warren county mississippi. in 1719 the french built fort saint pierre near present day vicksburg. the spanish ocuppied the area in 1790 and called their settlement nogales. the united states took over the area in 1798 and renamed the settlement walnut hill. vicksburg was incorporated in 1825 and was named after methodist minister newitt vick. the most significant historic event of vicksburg was the siege of 1863. this 47 day siege was a decisive union victory during the civil war. after the civil war vicksburg suffered under the policies of radical reconstruction. in 1870 blacks in the south were given the right to vote. in many areas in the south blacks were a majority and many black officials were elected to government positions. these elections enraged many white southerners and in 1874 sparked the vicksburg massacre. it is believed that between 50 and 300 blacks were killed during a riot to remove black elected officials. president ulysses s. grant had to send federal troops to quell the violence. after the riot democrates in congress proposed the mississippi plan inorder to overthrow the republicans and supress the black vote. this late 19 th century reaction was the basis of the "jim crow" laws in the south during the first half of the 20 th century. today vicksburg is an important mississippi river port city and millions of tourists come to vicksburg each year to visit the vicksburg national military park.


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Address: 3330 A Clay Street, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 39183, United States