Duff Green Mansion

DUFF GREEN MANSION
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The story of Duff Green mansion.

Duff Green Mansion can be found on First East Street in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The mansion was built in 1856 by Duff Green for his wife Mary Lake Green. Prior to the war, it was the scene of many parties for the elite of Vicksburg.

During the Civil War, the Green’s offered their home to be used as a hospital. Unbelievably, soldiers from both sides were brought in for care. The top floor was home to wounded Union soldiers, the main floor housed wounded Confederate Soldiers, and the basement was for emergency room and surgery. As of today, there are still bloodstains on the floors throughout the mansion.

The sad news is that during the Civil War, saving limbs was not usually top priority, lack of knowledge, lack of medical knowledge, and of course lack of medicine created the need for amputations. One room alone in the mansion was used primarily for amputating limbs of wounded soldiers from both sides.

The legend is that once the limbs were amputated, they were just tossed out of the window, which would be taken away and buried at a later date. Many times, there were piles of arms and legs that were several feet high before anyone had the time to take them away for burial.

During remodeling in the 1980’s, under that very window many skeletal limbs were found just under the surface of the ground.

Ghostly haunts have been seen such as a Confederate soldier standing in what is now the Dixie room. This ghost is missing one of his legs.

Many guests of the bed and breakfast have noticed a peculiar odor of ether.

As far as history goes, nothing bad really happened here only what would be expected for a hospital during war times of this era.


Duff Green Mansion

Duff Green Mansion

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