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Grand Gulf in Claiborne County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Victories and Defeats - The Cost of War

Grand Gulf Historic Tour

 
 
Victories and Defeats - The Cost of War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
1. Victories and Defeats - The Cost of War Marker
Inscription. Despite the estimated more than 2,500 heavy projectiles fired into the Confederate forts, there was little damage. The Confederates suffered three dead, including Colonel Wade, and eighteen wounded. Union losses totaled nineteen dead and fifty-seven wounded. The "Benton" was rendered inactive by a shot through the control house. Two Confederate forts with thirteen guns had held off seven Federal gunboats. Ships of this squadron amassed eighty-one guns, may of which were 11-inch Dahlgrens. Defeat of Brigadier General John Bowen's army in engagements west of Port Gibson on May 1, 1863, made the fortifications at Grand Gulf untenable, and the Confederates decided to spike the guns, destroy ammunition, and abandon the works. Grand Gulf was then occupied by Union forces who used the site as a temporary base of supplies.
 
Erected by the Grand Gulf Military Monument Commission.
 
Location. 32° 1.896′ N, 91° 3.144′ W. Marker is in Grand Gulf, Mississippi, in Claiborne County. Marker can be reached from Grand Gulf Road 0.1 miles north of River Road. Touch for map. Located at the Fort Wade portion of the park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12006 Grand Gulf Road, Port Gibson MS 39150, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
View of marker at Fort Wade (marker is the one on far left). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
2. View of marker at Fort Wade (marker is the one on far left).
within walking distance of this marker. First Grand Gulf Naval Battle (here, next to this marker); Second Grand Gulf Naval Battle (a few steps from this marker); This XIII-inch Mortar (a few steps from this marker); The Spanish House (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Wade (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Wade Ammunition Magazine (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Rifle Pits (within shouting distance of this marker); Water Wheel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Gulf.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Battle of Grand Gulf. (Submitted on May 30, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
View of marker from the Spanish House. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
3. View of marker from the Spanish House.
The Grand Gulf Military Park museum. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
4. The Grand Gulf Military Park museum.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 30, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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