The River and the Waterfront
Each was vital to the development of the city. This photo of the levee and steamboats was taken Feb 1864 by Wm. R. Pywell.
Source: Civil War Photographs, 1861-1865 compiled by Milhollen & Mugridge, Washington, D.C., Library of Congress 1977.
This panorama of the waterfront was originally a four-part scene but the far right section is no longer in the collection. The shots were taken between 1900-1915.
Source: Detroit Publishing Company, #037247, a gift from the State Historical Society of Colorado, 1949.
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"aerial" view of downtown Vicksburg taken
from the Court House between 1885-1898, this shot was made by photographer
William Henry Jackson. It is listed in the Catalogue of the W.H. Jackson
Source: Detroit Publishing Company, #01567, a gift from the State Historical Society of Colorado, 1949.
These fine old homes were
the headquarters of Generals Pemberton (left) and Grant (right), respectively.
CSA General John Clifford Pemberton (1814-1881) made this home his headquarters
during the Siege of Vicksburg. This photo was taken in the 1880-1901 time
period. Union General Ulysses Simpson Grant (1822-1885) made this home
on Cherry Street his headquarters after his troops entered the city on
4 July 1863.
Source: Detroit Publishing Company #05779 (Pemberton HQ) and #072164 (Grant HQ).
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Two views of the battlefield
shown as allegedly photographed about 1900. More than a generation after
the conflict, the scars and devastation of battle are clearly seen. These
photos were originally parts of two different panoramas.
Source: Detroit Publishing Company #D4-10121 and #D4-5777, a gift of the State Historical Society of Colorado, 1949.
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SOURCE: Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress
Some graphics courtesy of Clip Art Warehouse.
© 1996 Richard Holler