Near Port Gibson in Claiborne County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Old Magnolia Church Site
Magnolia Church was in the middle of some of the heaviest fighting of the battle, with the center of Brig. Gen. Martin Green's Confederate brigade being posted here. Union troops under command of Brig. Gens. Carr, Benton and Hovey and Col. Stone fought almost five hours with the determined Confederate forces. This church, where the Confederates placed their first line of defense, is no longer standing. Only the brick foundation and the cistern remain.
Location. 31° 56.677′ N, 91° 1.861′ W. Marker is near Port Gibson, Mississippi, in Claiborne County. Marker is on Shaifer Road half a mile west of Bessie Weathers Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Shaifer 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. Battle of Port Gibson (here, next to this marker); Magnolia Church and the Battle along the Rodney Road (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Port Gibson (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Fight at Midnight (approx. 0.4 miles away); From This Site Reconciliation and Reunions (approx. 0.4 miles away); Field Surgery on the Porch (approx. 0.4 miles away); At the Center of the Battle (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Gibson.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 20, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 20, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.