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Mississippi Governor's Mansion

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300 East Capitol Street
Jackson, MS 39201

Website: www.mdah.ms.gov/new/visit/governors-mansion/

During the Civil War, Jackson was occupied four times by Union troops. A letter from Dr. R. N. Anderson to Governor John J. Pettus, dated May 29, 1863, documents that wounded Confederate soldiers were housed at the Mansion. Although there is no evidence that either General Grant or General Sherman ever used the Mansion as headquarters, a letter written by General Sherman dated July 19, 1863, indicates that Union officers entertained themselves at the Mansion on at least one occasion: "Last night, at the Governor's Mansion, in Jackson, we had a beautiful supper and union of the generals."