• Bazsinsky House
    Bazsinsky House

    Two conflicting stories; one a fifty-three page handwritten family history, the other a researched account of documented events, address the property from as early as 1840. Both conclude that the majestic structure, built by Joseph Bazsinsky as a town house, remained a home for his large Jewish family through four generations until early in the […]

    Pemberton House

    Confederate General John Pemberton set up his headquarters in downtown Vicksburg at the Wills-Cowan house near the corner of Crawford and Adams Streets. It is in this house that the decision to surrender Vicksburg to the Union was made. The house was not originally part of the Vicksburg National Military Park, which was created in […]

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    Balfour House

    Balfour House (1835). Corner of Cherry and Crawford. Home of famous Vicksburg siege diarist Emma Balfour. Was the setting for one of the most dramatic moments in Vicksburg history when the Balfours hosted a Christmas Eve ball in 1862 for Confederate officers and their ladies. A little past midnight a courier interrupted the festivities to […]