Vicksburg in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
“The Widow Blakely”
In that day's action against Union gunboats, one of the "Widow Blakely's" own shells exploded in its muzzle. Later the Confederates cut away the damaged end and used the gun as a mortar.
After the war, "The Widow Blakely" spent 96 years on display at the U.S. Military Academy's Trophy Point.
Erected by U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service.
Location. 32° 19.172′ N, 90° 53.823′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Louisiana Circle and Washington Street (Business U.S. 61), on the left when traveling south on Louisiana Circle. Touch for map. This marker is located in the Louisiana
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. C.S. Marks' Company, 22D Louisiana; (here, next to this marker); Louisiana Eighth Battalion (here, next to this marker); Louisiana 22nd Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Running the Gauntlet (within shouting distance of this marker); Gibraltar of the Confederacy (approx. half a mile away); U.S. Battery Benton. (approx. half a mile away); Vicksburg Siege (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mississippi (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg.
Also see . . . Vicksburg National Military Park. National Park Service (Submitted on August 23, 2016.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 265 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 22, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. 2, 3. submitted on July 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.