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Sibley in Adams County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Wirt Adams's Raid

 
 
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May 27, 2017
1. Wirt Adams's Raid Marker
Inscription.  On December 1, 1863, Confederate Brig. Gen. Wirt Adams moved his cavalry from Gallatin to retake Natchez. Finding the city heavily fortified with Union infantry and heavy artillery, Adams moved south of Natchez to Ellis's Cliff, eight miles west of this site, to disrupt Union river traffic. Learning that 1,500 cavalry had arrived from Vicksburg to capture him, he moved his men to Kingston. On December 7, two regiments of Adams brigade defeated a Federal force on the Kingston Road and then departed the Natchez area to regroup.
 
Erected 2014 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical date for this entry is December 1, 1863.
 
Location. 31° 23.453′ N, 91° 23.641′ W. Marker is in Sibley, Mississippi, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 61 and Hutchins Landing Road, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 61. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sibley MS 39165, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Forest Plantation (approx. 5.3 miles away); Jersey Settlers (approx. 5.9 miles away); Kingston (approx. 6.6 miles away); a different marker also named Kingston (approx. 6.6 miles away); Kingston Methodist Church (approx. 6.8 miles away); In Memory of Samuel Swayze (approx. 6.8 miles away); a different marker also named Jersey Settlers (approx. 6.8 miles away); a different marker also named Kingston (approx. 6.8 miles away).
 
Wirt Adams's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
May 27, 2017
2. Wirt Adams's Raid Marker
Looking east towards US 61 from Hutchins Landing Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 423 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 28, 2017.

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