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    Vicksburg

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Grant's Headquarters

Grant's Headquarters Tablet

Grant's Headquarters Tablet

NPS Photo

When General Grant arrived at Vicksburg he established his headquarters in a wood frame house northeast of the Old Graveyard Road. During the night of May 21-22 he was aroused from his sleep as soldiers, not knowing the General was inside, started removing boards and timbers from the exterior. Although at first upset, Grant, upon learning the reason for the dismantling, soon gave his approval for the troops to continue their efforts. The materials were used to construct planks and scaling ladders for the attack against the Stockade Redan on May 22. The general used a tent for his quarters for the remainder of the siege.
 
General Grant Statue
General Grant Statue at Grant's Headquarters
NPS Photo
 
Grant's Circle (Battle Summaries)

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

In 1903, Massachusetts was the first state to erect a memorial to its soldiers who served during the Vicksburg campaign on the grounds of Vicksburg National Military Park.