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

Yazoo Pass Expedition

 
 
Yazoo Pass Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, November 19, 2020
1. Yazoo Pass Expedition Marker
Inscription.  On February 3, 1863, Union forces blasted the Mississippi River levee to enable flotilla to use Moon Lake and the Yazoo Pass in a futile effort to reach Vicksburg by way of the Coldwater, Tallahatchie, and Yazoo rivers. Federal forces were stopped by Confederate batteries at Fort Pemberton, near Greenwood, on March 11-April 5, 1863.
 
Erected 2006 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 February 3, 1863.
 
Location. 34° 23.515′ N, 90° 28.443′ W. Marker is in Coahoma, Mississippi, in Coahoma County. Marker is on U.S. 61, 0.3 miles south of Old Pumping Station Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Coahoma MS 38617, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Salomon Mounds (approx. 1.4 miles away); Uncle Henry's (approx. 3.4 miles away); "Livin' at Lula"
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(approx. 4.3 miles away); Hernando De Soto Commemorative Bridge (approx. 7˝ miles away); James L. Alcorn (approx. 8.2 miles away); Friars Point United Methodist Church (approx. 9.3 miles away); "The Minnie Ball House" (approx. 9.4 miles away); New Prospect M.B. Church (approx. 9˝ miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Yazoo Pass Expedition. (Submitted on April 7, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
 
Yazoo Pass Expedition Marker looking north image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, November 19, 2020
2. Yazoo Pass Expedition Marker looking north
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 255 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 7, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.

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