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

Confederate Rifle Pits

 

—Battle of Grand Gulf —

 
Confederate Rifle Pits Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
1. Confederate Rifle Pits Marker
Inscription.
During the April 29, 1863 bom-
bardment of Grand Gulf these
rifle pits and the "covered
way" which linked Fort Wade
and Fort Cobun were held by the
3rd Missouri (Confederate).

 
Erected by the Grand Gulf Military Monument Commission.
 
Location. 32° 1.931′ N, 91° 3.138′ 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) at Fort Wade behind the ammunition magazine. 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. Fort Wade Ammunition Magazine (a few steps from this marker); Fort Wade (within shouting distance of this marker); This XIII-inch Mortar (within shouting distance of this marker); Victories and Defeats - The Cost of War (within shouting distance of this marker); First Grand Gulf Naval Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); The Spanish House (within shouting
Confederate Rifle Pits in background along ridge. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
2. Confederate Rifle Pits in background along ridge.
distance of this marker); Second Grand Gulf Naval Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); On to Vicksburg (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Gulf.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Confederate rifle pits are behind the exploded ammunition magazine at Fort Wade. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
3. The Confederate rifle pits are behind the exploded ammunition magazine at Fort Wade.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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