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

On to Vicksburg

 
 
On to Vicksburg Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 2, 2017
1. On to Vicksburg Marker
Inscription.  After crossing the Mississippi River and fighting the battle of Port Gibson April 30 - May 1, 1863, Gen. U.S. Grant moved to capture Grand Gulf as a base of operations against Port Hudson, Louisiana. Capturing Grand Gulf on May 3, Grant learned that Union forces under Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks were not yet in position at Port Hudson and decided to move against Vicksburg instead. Grand Gulf then became Grant's forward supply base and by May 8 over 2,000,000 rations were stockpiled here for Grant's army.
 
Erected 2013 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 Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant, and the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
 
Location. 32° 1.999′ N, 91° 3.187′ W. Marker is near Grand Gulf, Mississippi, in Claiborne County. Marker is on Grand Gulf Road, 1.2 miles north of Frazier Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Gibson MS 39150, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Town of Grand Gulf (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grand Gulf (about 300 feet away); Confederate Rifle Pits (about 500 feet away); Fort Wade (about 500 feet away); Fort Wade Ammunition Magazine (about 600 feet away); This XIII-inch Mortar (about 700 feet away); Victories and Defeats - The Cost of War (about 700 feet away); First Grand Gulf Naval Battle (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Gulf.
 
Also see . . .  MISSISSIPPI LEGENDS Grand Gulf - A Bustling Port Along the River. (Submitted on July 17, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
On to Vicksburg Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 2, 2017
2. On to Vicksburg Marker
General Ulysses S. Grant image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse
3. General Ulysses S. Grant
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 272 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 17, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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