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Grand Gulf in Claiborne County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fort Wade Ammunition Magazine

 
 
Fort Wade Ammunition Magazine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
1. Fort Wade Ammunition Magazine Marker
Inscription. Destroyed by the Confederates on the morning of May 3, 1863 when Grand Gulf could no longer be held against the Federal army approaching from Port Gibson, the large sections of iron grate are the remains of the town's jail which was moved into the fort to house the ammunition.
 
Location. 32° 1.919′ N, 91° 3.133′ W. Marker is in Grand Gulf, Mississippi, in Claiborne County. Marker can be reached from Grand Gulf Road. Touch for map. Located at the Grand Gulf Military Park (Fee charged). Marker is at or near this postal address: 12006 Grand Gulf Road, Port Gibson MS 39150, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Wade (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Rifle Pits (a few steps from this marker); This XIII-inch Mortar (within shouting distance of this marker); Victories and Defeats - The Cost of War (within shouting distance of this marker); First Grand Gulf Naval Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); The Spanish House (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Grand Gulf Naval Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); Water Wheel (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Gulf.
 
Also see . . .  MSDAH Archeological Report on the Ammunition Magazine (.pdf)
Fort Wade Ammunition Magazine Marker on right of pavilion. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
2. Fort Wade Ammunition Magazine Marker on right of pavilion.
. (Submitted on June 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
View of exploded ammunition magazine and grate. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
3. View of exploded ammunition magazine and grate.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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