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(3-01) Enlarge Artifact display

    

(3-05) Enlarge Weapons display   
 

      

(3-02Enlarge Iron Staircase. Museum: These steps and the other ornamental iron work in the building were made by T. F. Baker Iron Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, and brought by steamboat down the Mississippi River in the late 1850's. On the day Vicksburg surrendered --- July 4, 1863 --- Union soldiers flocked into the building, and a group of drunken staff officers climbed the stairway, singing and waving a captured signal flag. When one of them looked down and saw the name and city of the Northern manufacturer, he cursed "the impudence of the people who thought they could whip the United States when they couldn't even make their own staircases."

(3-01) Enlarge Old Mississippi River channel from 2nd floor of the old court house

These are just a few of the numerous items on display at the museum

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