Pemberton's Headquarters

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Pemberton's Headquarters
Vicksburg3Sept2008PembertonHQHouse.jpg
Pemberton's Headquarters in 2008
Pemberton's Headquarters is located in Mississippi
Pemberton's Headquarters
Pemberton's Headquarters is located in the US
Pemberton's Headquarters
Location 1018 or 1020 Crawford Street, Vicksburg, Mississippi
Coordinates 32°20′53.68″N 90°52′39.53″W / 32.3482444°N 90.8776472°W / 32.3482444; -90.8776472Coordinates: 32°20′53.68″N 90°52′39.53″W / 32.3482444°N 90.8776472°W / 32.3482444; -90.8776472
Built 1836
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Greek Revival, Federal
NRHP Reference # 70000319
Significant dates
Added to NRHP July 23, 1970[1]
Designated NHL December 8, 1976[2]

Pemberton's Headquarters, also known as Willis-Cowan House, is a two-story brick house that served as the headquarters for Confederate General John C. Pemberton during most of the 47-day siege of Vicksburg, and the site where he decided to surrender the city to Union General Ulysses S. Grant on July 4, 1863.

During the 1960s the building housed a kindergarten associated with Vicksburg Catholic School (St. Francis Xavier Academy Kindergarten).

The house was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976.[2][3]

The historic house museum is part of Vicksburg National Military Park, and is located at 1018 or 1020 Crawford Street, Vicksburg, Mississippi.

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Pemberton's Headquarters". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-10-23. 
  3. ^ Blanche Higgins Schroer (August 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Pemberton's Headquarters / Willis-Cowan House" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying photos, exterior and interior, from 1951, 1970, and c.1900. (1.86 MB)

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