Duff Green Mansion History

Built in 1856 by a local cotton broker for his bride, the mansion was built for entertaining in the grand antebellum lifestyle.   That life was short lived by the Green family when war reached Vicksburg in 1863.  Duff Green is credited with saving his neighborhood including adjoining Christ Episcopal Church by designating the home as a hospital for both Union and Confederate soldiers.   

See the transformation from grand home to hospital to soldier’s rest home, then a home again from reconstruction to the depression, then a boy’s orphanage and finally the Salvation Army Headquarters for over fifty years.  The Duff Green Mansion was meticulously renovated by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sharp in the mid-1980s to a grand home once again.  

A visit to the Duff Green Mansion reveals bloodstained floors, the site of the family’s civil war cave and the details of a rich history of Vicksburg before, during and after the siege.  A few visitors have even seen and experienced the ghosts of a Confederate soldier and Little Annie Green who died at age six.