Summit in Pike County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Grierson's Raid 1863
On the morning of April 30, 1963, Union Col. B.H. Grierson led the 6th and 7th Illinois Cavalry south on the New Orleans, Jackson and Greta Northern Railroad, burning the Bogue Chitto depot and a number of bridges, trestles, water towers, twenty-five freight cars, thirty barrels of rum and a large quantity of sugar at Summit. Grierson then led his cavalry southwest on the Liberty Road. This raid diverted Confederate attention from Gen. Grant's main effort to cross the Mississippi River.
Erected 2012 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 April 30, 1863.
Location. 31° 17.031′ N, 90° 28.02′ W. Marker is in Summit, Mississippi, in Pike County. Marker is at the intersection of West Railroad Avenue and Robb Street, on the right when traveling north on West Railroad Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Summit MS 39666, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured Peabody School (approx. half a mile away); Summit Street (approx. 2.1 miles away); Bo Diddley (approx. 2.9 miles away); McComb (approx. 2.9 miles away); C.C. Bryant (approx. 4.1 miles away); Home Site 1812-1855 (approx. 6 miles away); Henry Quin Home (approx. 6.1 miles away); Pioneer Homesite (approx. 8.3 miles away).
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Also see . . . History.net article: Colonel Benjamin Grierson’s Cavalry Raid in 1863. (Submitted on May 19, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 19, 2018.