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

Supporting Battery

 

—Grand Gulf Historic Tour —

 
Supporting Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
1. Supporting Battery Marker
Inscription.
Field pieces (10 and 20-pounder
Parrott rifles) manned by
cannoneers from either Guibor's
or Wade's Missouri Batteries
were mounted in this
emplacement. These guns were
used against the attacking
gunboats on April 29, 1863.

 
Erected by the Grand Gulf Military Monument Commission.
 
Location. 32° 1.86′ N, 91° 3.206′ 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. Water Wheel (within shouting distance of this marker); Scotia (within shouting distance of this marker); Rodney Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Memorial Chapel (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Rodney Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (about 300 feet away); Paddle Wheel of the Confederate Transport Charm
Marker in background, in front of tree. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
2. Marker in background, in front of tree.
(about 300 feet away); Bombardment of Confederate Fortifications by Federal Gunboats (about 400 feet away); Grand Gulf Military Park (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Gulf.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Battle of Grand Gulf. (Submitted on June 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Marker with Mississippi River covering Grand Gulf Road in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
3. Marker with Mississippi River covering Grand Gulf Road in background.
The Mississippi River, and where gunboats fired from, is behind the marker and tree line about half a mile in far background. Recent rains have overflowed the river causing this flooding and closing the Grand Gulf Road past this park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 90 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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