Pemberton's Headquarters
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
U.S. National Historic Landmark
Pemberton's Headquarters in 2008
Location: 1018 or 1020 Crawford Street, Vicksburg, Mississippi
Coordinates: 32°20′53.68″N 90°52′39.53″W / 32.3482444°N 90.8776472°W / 32.3482444; -90.8776472Coordinates: 32°20′53.68″N 90°52′39.53″W / 32.3482444°N 90.8776472°W / 32.3482444; -90.8776472
Built/Founded: 1836
Architect: Unknown
Architectural style(s): Greek Revival, Federal
Governing body: Private
Added to NRHP: July 23, 1970[1]
Designated NHL: December 8, 1976[2]
NRHP Reference#: 70000319

Pemberton's Headquarters, also known as Willis-Cowan House, is a two-story brick house that served as the headquarters for Confederate General John C. Pemberton during most of the 47 day siege of Vicksburg, and the site where he decided to surrender the city to Ulysses S. Grant on July 4, 1863.

The house was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976.[2][3]

The historic house museum is part of Vicksburg National Military Park, and is located at 1018 or 1020 Crawford Street, Vicksburg, Mississippi. The house is open for tours on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer.

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  1. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. http://www.nr.nps.gov/. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Pemberton's Headquarters". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. http://tps.cr.nps.gov/nhl/detail.cfm?ResourceId=938&ResourceType=Building. Retrieved 2007-10-23. 
  3. Blanche Higgins Schroer (August, 1976). National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Pemberton's Headquarters / Willis-Cowan HousePDF (564 KB). National Park Service  and Accompanying photos, exterior and interior, from 1951, 1970, and c.1900.PDF (1.86 MB)

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