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the Castle in Vicksburg, Mississippi - the home was torn down during the war by the Union occupation troops and they built the Castle Battery on the site
Close ups show many tents, horses, soldiers around a large home. Wear as shown, no photographers b/m.

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"Constructed in the early 1850’s by Thomas Robbins, the Castle was one of the most interesting homes in Vicksburg. Built like a real castle, the home boasted a moat and was surrounded by an Osage Orange Hedge. In 1859 the home was sold to Armistead Burwell, an outspoken Unionist. Burwell was an outcast in Vicksburg because of his views and once wrote a friend, “I dare not go any place in the interior (would be hung or imprisoned if I did). Despite his allegiance to the United States, after the siege the Federals destroyed Burwell’s home and built an artillery battery on the site, known appropriately enough as the Castle Battery."

The "Castle" in Vicksburg, MS with artillery encamped outdoor cdv
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