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Civil War-era home vandalized in Port Gibson

According to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History a nearly 200-year-old historical home in Claiborne County has been vandalized.

Four wooden support beams were stolen from the Port Gibson home which is causing the house to be a structural liability.

Investigators aren’t sure of the number of suspects who broke into the Civil War-era A.K. Schaifer House earlier this week.

Along with the theft of four support beams, damage was done to Interior walls and floors.

The home is maintained by MDAH and had begun restoration in 2007.

According to, the A.K. Schaifer House was used as a Union Hospital and general headquarters for Gen. John A. McClernand during the Civil War.

Photo courtesy of Mississippi Department of Archives and History

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