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

Gun Emplacement

 

—Grand Gulf Historic Tour —

 
Gun Emplacement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
1. Gun Emplacement Marker
Inscription.
To guard against a Union
attack in their rear, the
Confederates threw up this
work. Note the embrasures
for four field guns and the
ditch fronting the parapet.

 
Erected by the Grand Gulf Military Monument Commission.
 
Location. 32° 1.704′ N, 91° 2.989′ W. Marker is in Grand Gulf, Mississippi, in Claiborne County. Marker can be reached from Grand Gulf Road. Touch for map. Located at the Grand Gulf Military Park (Fee charged). 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 within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Rifle Pits (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Gun Emplacement (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Memorial Chapel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rodney Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Rodney Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Supporting Battery (approx. ¼ mile away); War Comes to Grand Gulf (approx. ¼ mile away); The Buildup for War (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Gulf.
 
Regarding Gun Emplacement.
The parapet and embrasures can be seen running along the right. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
2. The parapet and embrasures can be seen running along the right.
A parapet is a protective wall or earth defense along the top of a trench or other place of concealment for troops.

An embrasure is an opening cut, or splayed through a parapet to allow the artillery to command a certain extent of the surrounding land.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
View of the ditch in front of parapet. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
3. View of the ditch in front of parapet.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 102 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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