“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Vicksburg in Issaquena County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)

Steele's Bayou Expedition

Steele's Bayou Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
Mississippi Mike via Flickr (public domain), July 14, 2015
1. Steele's Bayou Expedition Marker
Inscription.  The Steele's Bayou Expedition (March 14-27, 1863) was one of several Union efforts to bypass Confederate defenses at Snyder's Bluff by sending amphibious forces through the Delta's waterways. While the expedition ultimately failed in its objective, Confederate forces also failed to capitalize on an opportunity to capture or destroy Admiral David Dixon Porter's gunboats, which were mired in Deer Creek at Rolling Fork and narrowly avoided capture by Confederate infantry.
Erected 2009 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History. (Marker Number 1167.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is March 14, 1863.
Location. 32° 27.11′ N, 90° 53.266′ W. Marker is near Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Issaquena County. Marker is on State Highway 465, 2 miles east of Section Road, on the left when traveling east. Marker is on the east side of the bridge over Steele Bayou. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the
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crow flies. Chickasaw Bayou Battle (approx. 4 miles away); Kings School (approx. 4˝ miles away); Waltersville (approx. 5.2 miles away); U.S. 4th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery; (approx. 5.2 miles away); U S Missouri 29th Infantry (approx. 5.3 miles away); U S Missouri 27th Infantry (approx. 5.3 miles away); Serving with Honor (approx. 5.3 miles away); Steering an Ironclad - USS Cairo (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 9, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 261 times since then and 120 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 9, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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Sep. 27, 2023