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Pemberton’s Headquarters


1018 Crawford Street


Please call in advance. Pemberton’s Headquarters is the residence that Confederate Lt. General John C. Pemberton occupied during the Siege of Vicksburg, led by Union Major General Ulysses S. Grant from May 23 to July 4, 1863. It was in this building that Pemberton held a council of his chief officers on July 3, 1863 to discuss plans for surrender of the city, which occurred the following day. The campaign for Vicksburg is considered by many military historians to have been the most critical campaign of the Civil War, as it served the Confederacy geographically and cut vital supply lines to the Confederate state and thus was pivotal in bringing the Confederacy’s defeat.