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