Port Gibson in Claiborne County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
The Federals Occupy Port Gibson
The raft-bridge was declared open for traffic at 4 P. M. Gen. J. B. McPherson's XVII Corps crossed the Little Bayou Pierre en route to Grindstone Ford. By noon on May 3 most of the Union army had marched on.
Union victory at the battle of Port Gibson secured Grant's bridgehead east of the Mississippi.
Location. 31° 57.56′ N, 90° 59.205′ W. Marker is in Port Gibson, Mississippi, in Claiborne County. Marker is on Rodney Road west of Flower Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Rodney Road, Port Gibson MS 39150, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Battle of Port Gibson (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rabbit Foot Minstrels (about 500 feet away); The Bernheimer Complex (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bruinsburg (approx. ¼ mile away); St. James Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Temple Gemiluth Chassed (approx. ¼ mile away); Englesing Home (approx. ¼ mile away); Methodist Church (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Gibson.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on the Battle of Port Gibson. (Submitted on May 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 28, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 28, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.