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Coker House Restored

Plasticpanzers writes:

We looked at the only original house on the battlefield
at Vicksburg. Outside is wonderfully renovated. Interior
is in excellent shape as well tho unfurnished and you
cannot enter. you can see a beaten path of grass up to
the shoulder high windows where folks like me wandered over
to look inside! lol! I understand the US Park Service uses
renovators trained in period building to repair and upkeep
the structures thruout most of the battlefields.


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It was back in 2006 that Personal logo reeves lk Supporting Member of TMP and I went searching for the Battle of Champion Hill, and found that the Coker House - used as a hospital by Federal forces - was overgrown and inaccessible.

Coker House, 2006

Fortunately, there has been improvement! Personal logo reeves lk Supporting Member of TMP writes:

Remember traveling in and around the Champion Hill battlefield when you came to Bayou Wars? The Coker House was all covered up with foliage, and all you could see was the fireplace, and it looked like the roof had fallen in. Well, the State of Mississippi took some of the Katrina money and repaired it.

And now, here's the improved Coker House:

Coker House 2010
Coker House 2010
Coker House 2010