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

Wirt Adams's Raid

Wirt Adams's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
May 27, 2017
1. Wirt Adams's Raid Marker
Inscription. On December 1, 1863, Confederate Brig. Gen. Wirt Adams moved his cavalry from Gallatin to retake Natchez. Finding the city heavily fortified with Union infantry and heavy artillery, Adams moved south of Natchez to Ellis's Cliff, eight miles west of this site, to disrupt Union river traffic. Learning that 1,500 cavalry had arrived from Vicksburg to capture him, he moved his men to Kingston. On December 7, two regiments of Adams brigade defeated a Federal force on the Kingston Road and then departed the Natchez area to regroup.
Erected 2014 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
Location. 31° 23.453′ N, 91° 23.641′ W. Marker is in Sibley, Mississippi, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 61 and Hutchins Landing Road, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 61. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sibley MS 39165, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Forest Plantation (approx. 5.3 miles away); Jersey Settlers (approx. 5.9 miles away); a different marker
Wirt Adams's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
May 27, 2017
2. Wirt Adams's Raid Marker
Looking east towards US 61 from Hutchins Landing Road.
also named Jersey Settlers (approx. 6.8 miles away); Kingston (approx. 6.8 miles away); Judith Sargent Murray (approx. 8.2 miles away); Conflict with the French (approx. 9.2 miles away); Historic Use of Ceremonial Mounds (approx. 9.2 miles away); St. Catherine Creek (approx. 9.2 miles away).
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 28, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 28, 2017.
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