Yeiser House

The Yeiser House (also known as Hiawatha) is one of only a few structures remaining from the Battle of Champion Hill. Once situated between two huge magnolia trees, it has now been moved to a new location in Raymond, Mississippi, and is being restored.

During the battle, Confederate General Lloyd Tilghman was placed in an ambulance and brought to this home after being struck by a shell fragment. Here, surgeons examined the general and pronounced him dead. His remains were conducted to Vicksburg, accompanied by his son, Lloyd Tilghman, Jr., and his personal staff.
 
Yeiser House Prior to Move to Raymond, Mississippi
Yeiser House Prior to Move to Raymond, Mississippi

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Last updated: March 16, 2018

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3201 Clay Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183

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(601) 636-0583

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