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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.
Photographed 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.
 
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° 1.86′ N, 91° 3.206′ 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). 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. 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
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marker also named Rodney Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (about 300 feet away); Paddle Wheel of the Confederate Transport Charm (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.)
 
Marker in background, in front of tree. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
2. Marker in background, in front of tree.
Marker with Mississippi River covering Grand Gulf Road in background. image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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. It was originally submitted on June 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 340 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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