Wanting to learn more about specific aspects of the siege of Vicksburg? There are many tools out there that can help someone find more scholarly information about Civil War soldiers and their stories. Vicksburg National Military Park has a small research library that is available for use by advance appointment only. Please contact the park at least 3 weeks in advance of your planned visit to arrange use of the library.
Many resources have been digitized, including the parole records for General Pemberton's Army. The best resources for locating information about soldiers and sailors who served in the campaign for Vicksburg can be found using the following resources.
Researching Civil War Soldiers
If you know the state in which the soldiers served, you should contact the appropriate state office for more detailed informaton. Check with the individual state offices about inquirt procedures and fees. Include as much information as possible about the soldier or sailor including:
Arkansas: History Commission, One Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201 Telephone: 501-682-6900
National Archives: Reference Services Branch, 700 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20408. Telephone: 1-866-272-6272
National Park Service: American Battlefield Protection Program, 1849 C Street NW, Room 7228, Washington, DC 20240. Telephone; (202) 354-2023
Library of Congress: 101 Independence Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20540. Telephone: 202-707-5000
The Center for Civil War Research at University of Mississippi: Center for Civil War Research, Arch Dalrymple III Department of History, 310 Bishop Hall, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677. Email Address.
Department of the Navy, Naval Historical Center: Washington Navy Yard, 805 Kidder Breese St. SE, Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5060. Telephone: 202-433-3224
Historic Naval Ships Association: 409 Main St, Smithfield, VA 23430. Telephone: 757-356-9422
U.S. Naval Academy: Nimitz Library, 589 McNair Road, Annapolis, MD 21402-5029.. Telephone: 410-293-6945
U.S.S. Constellation: Pier 1,301 East Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21202-3134. Telephone: 410-539-1797
Naval War College Museum: Naval War College, Luce Ave, Newport, RI 02841. Telephone: 401-841-4052
Last updated: September 5, 2019