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

Confederate Rifle Pits

— Battle of Grand Gulf —

 
 
Confederate Rifle Pits Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
1. Confederate Rifle Pits Marker
Inscription.  
During the April 29, 1863,
bombardment of Grand Gulf,
these rifle pits
were held by the
6th Missouri (Confederate).

 
Erected by the Grand Gulf Military Monument Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is April 29, 1863.
 
Location. 32° 1.733′ N, 91° 2.988′ W. Marker is in Grand Gulf, Mississippi, in Claiborne County. Marker can be reached from Grand Gulf Road. Located at the Grand Gulf Military Park (Fee charged) and along the park road on the east side. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12006 Grand Gulf Road, Port Gibson MS 39150, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gun Emplacement (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Gun Emplacement (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rodney Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Memorial Chapel (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Rodney Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Scotia (approx. 0.2 miles away); War Comes to Grand Gulf (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Buildup for War (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Gulf.
 
Confederate Rifle Pits in background. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
2. Confederate Rifle Pits in background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 204 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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