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Onward in Sharkey County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Hillís Plantation

 
 
Hillís Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 25, 2020
1. Hillís Plantation Marker
Inscription.  Union gunboats under Admiral David Porter reached this site on March 16, 1863, in Steele's Bayou Expedition. Sherman came here, then moved north to protect boats from the Confederate forces.
 
Erected 1991 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is March 16, 1863.
 
Location. 32° 43.405′ N, 90° 57.018′ W. Marker is in Onward, Mississippi, in Sharkey County. Marker is on State Highway 1, 0.7 miles west of U.S. 61, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rolling Fork MS 39159, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Hillís Plantation (here, next to this marker); Teddy Roosevelt's Bear Hunt (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cary Mounds (approx. 5.6 miles away); a different marker also named Cary Mounds (approx. 5.6 miles away); Aden Mounds (approx. 8.9 miles away);
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Rolling Fork Mounds (approx. 12.7 miles away); Sharkey County Courthouse (approx. 13.4 miles away); What is a Shotgun Shack? (approx. 13Ĺ miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Steele's Bayou expedition. Wikipedia (Submitted on August 11, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.) 
 
Hillís Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 25, 2020
2. Hillís Plantation Marker
Hillís Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 25, 2020
3. Hillís Plantation Marker
Admiral David D. Porter, U.S.N image. Click for full size.
4. Admiral David D. Porter, U.S.N
Gen. William T. Sherman, U.S.A. image. Click for full size.
5. Gen. William T. Sherman, U.S.A.
Mississippi River Squadron image. Click for full size.
6. Mississippi River Squadron
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 265 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 11, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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May. 31, 2023