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Near Port Gibson in Claiborne County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fight for Hankinson's Ferry

 
 
Fight for Hankinson's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
1. Fight for Hankinson's Ferry Marker
Inscription. As Logan's division marched west toward Grand Gulf on May 3, 1863, M. M. Crocker's division moved toward Hankinson's Ferry. At Kennison Creek, one mile north, the road was blocked by two Confederate brigades. After a spirited skirmish, the Confederates fell back across the Big Black. On May 4, Grant established his headquarters three and a half miles north at Mrs. Bagnell's and sent reconnaissance forces toward Vicksburg and Jackson. On May 6, Grant decided to move northeast toward the railroad east of Vicksburg.
 
Erected 2013 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. (Marker Number 5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 32° 2.4′ N, 90° 53.492′ W. Marker is near Port Gibson, Mississippi, in Claiborne County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Port Gibson Road (Mississippi Route 462) and Old U.S. 61, on the left when traveling north on Old Port Gibson Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Old Port Gibson Road, Port Gibson MS 39150, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grant at Hankinson's Ferry (here, next to this marker); Skirmish at Willow Springs
Fight for Hankinson's Ferry Marker next to another marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
2. Fight for Hankinson's Ferry Marker next to another marker.
Recent tornado damage was evident along the route.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Grindstone Ford (approx. 2.6 miles away); Mangum Mound (was approx. 3.4 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Owens Creek (approx. 4.1 miles away); Site of the Hermitage (approx. 4.3 miles away); Federals Occupy Rocky Springs (approx. 5.7 miles away); The Town of Rocky Springs (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Gibson.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Grant's Vicksburg Supply Line - The Civil War Trust. (Submitted on May 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Additional keywords. Big Black River
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
View looking south on Old Port Gibson Road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
3. View looking south on Old Port Gibson Road.
Grant's 1863 March up the Old Port Gibson Road image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
4. Grant's 1863 March up the Old Port Gibson Road
General John A. Logan (left), General Ulysses S. Grant, General Marcellus M. Crocker (right) image. Click for full size.
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5. General John A. Logan (left), General Ulysses S. Grant, General Marcellus M. Crocker (right)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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