Near Vicksburg National Military Park in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Running the Gauntlet
Union transports were on their way to ferry the army across the river. This was a critical piece of General Ulysses Grant's plan to attack Vicksburg from the east. The problem—Confederate cannon along the city's bluffs. On April 16, 1863, the Union flotilla successfully floated past this point. After over a year of trying the Union army was about to cross the Mississippi River.
Erected by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
Location. 32° 19.186′ N, 90° 53.839′ W. Marker is near Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Louisiana Circle west of Washington Street (Business U.S. 61), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Louisiana Circle is a detached park of the Vicksburg National Military Park and is subject to closing by the Park Service. Marker is at or near this postal address: Louisiana Circle, Vicksburg MS 39180, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Louisiana Eighth Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Widow Blakely" (within shouting distance of this marker); C.S. Marks' Company, 22D Louisiana; (within shouting distance of this marker); Louisiana 22nd Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Gibraltar of the Confederacy (approx. half a mile away); U.S. Battery Benton. (approx. half a mile away); Vicksburg Siege (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mississippi (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
Also see . . . The Civil War Album - Photos of Louisiana Circle. (Submitted on July 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.