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(3-01) Enlarge Display: THE DAILY CITIZEN was edited and published at Vicksburg by J.M. Swords during the War Between the States. As newsprint became exhausted during the 47-day siege in 1863, Swords printed several issues on wallpaper. Each was a single sheet, four columns wide. The July 2, 1863 edition became famous when conquering Union forces discovered the type still set when the city fell on July 4. The Yankee troops replaced two-thirds of the last column with other matter already in type, added a note, and printed a new edition. At least 30 reprints have been made and there are few genuine originals known to exist. Copies of the CITIZEN displayed here are originals

    

(3-05) Enlarge Flag that never surrendered, 21st Mississippi. Brought home from Appomattox by color bearer John M. Collier of Vicksburg    

      

(3-05) Enlarge Vicksburg Campaign artifacts    

(3-92) Flag of Co. I, 28th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry, C.S.A.

 

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