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Port Gibson in Claiborne County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Battle of Port Gibson

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Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, November 30, 2019
1. Battle of Port Gibson Marker
Inscription.  
When the Union Navy was repulsed by General Bowen at Grand Gulf, Grant's army was forced to land in Louisiana and march down river. Conducting the largest amphibious landing prior to World War II, the Union Army crossed the river and landed without opposition at Bruinsburg. Part of the Thirteenth Corps under General Osterhaus turned north following the road past Windsor but the larger force under General McClernand turned south to Bethel Church and then east on the Old Rodney Road. The few horses were used to pull artillery leaving most of the troops on foot. Advance troops reached Shaifer place at 1:30 a.m., May 1, 1863 and for the first came in contact with Confederate outposts. Although shots were fired, both armies bedded down and actual fighting did not resume until after day break. The battle ensued, extending from the Shaifer house north to the Sillers or Andrews house. The Union army fought in the ravines much of the time while the Confederates held the ridges along a wide battleline. The Confederate troops withdrew and the Union army advanced northwestward through this intersection into Port Gibson.
 
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is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is May 1, 1863.
 
Location. 31° 57.56′ N, 90° 59.202′ W. Marker is in Port Gibson, Mississippi, in Claiborne County. Marker is on Rodney Road west of Carroll Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. The Federals Occupy Port Gibson (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Port Gibson (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Port Gibson Bank (about 700 feet away); Commercial Building (about 700 feet away); O'Hara Cottage (approx. 0.2 miles away); Commercial Buildings (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Bernheimer Complex (approx. 0.2 miles away); Judge Maury House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Gibson.
 
Battle of Port Gibson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, November 30, 2019
2. Battle of Port Gibson Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 13, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 270 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 13, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.

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