Near Grand Gulf in Claiborne County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Bombardment of Confederate Fortiﬁcations by Federal Gunboats
Fort Gibson Historic Tour
Porter communicated with General Grant who remained with his army on transports a short distance above Grand Gulf. He decided to land his troops across on the Louisiana side and march south across Coffee Point to Disharoon's Plantation, a point below the Confederate fortifications.
At eight o'clock p.m. under cover of darkness, the gunboats and empty transports slipped safety by and tied up about four miles below Grand Gulf where they met Grant's troops and transported them to Bruinsburg, Miss. Here they were disembarked and started their "March to Port Gibson" and eventually to surround Vicksburg.
Location. 32° 1.817′ N, 91° 3.251′ W. Marker is near Grand Gulf, Mississippi, in Claiborne County. Marker is on Grand Gulf Road one mile north of Frazier Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located across from Grand Gulf Military State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Port Gibson MS 39150, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Paddle Wheel of the Confederate Transport Charm (here, next to this marker); Grand Gulf Military Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Buildup for War (about 300 feet away); War Comes to Grand Gulf (about 300 feet away); Supporting Battery (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Supporting Battery (about 400 feet away); Scotia (about 500 feet away); Water Wheel (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Gulf.
Also see . . . Grand Gulf Military Park. (Submitted on July 17, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 86 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 17, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.