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

Paddle Wheel of the Confederate Transport Charm

Grand Gulf Historic Tour

 
 
Paddle Wheel of the Confederate Transport Charm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 2, 2017
1. Paddle Wheel of the Confederate Transport Charm Marker
Inscription. The paddle wheel, frame, and part of the pump came from the wreck of the Confederate Transport Charm in the Big Black River.

The Charm, a 223-ton sidewheeler, was built in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1860. She was converted from a Yazoo River packet to a Confederate transport. She was conspicuous for bravery at the Battle of Belmont, Missouri, ferried troops across the Mississippi River to meet Grant's thrust down the Louisiana side of the river, and brought the big guns to Grand Gulf from the railroad bridge on the Big Black River.
 
Location. 32° 1.817′ N, 91° 3.251′ W. Marker is near Grand Gulf, Mississippi, in Claiborne County. Marker is on Grand Gulf Road 0.8 miles 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. Bombardment of Confederate Fortifications by Federal Gunboats (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
Paddle Wheel of the Confederate Transport Charm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 2, 2017
2. Paddle Wheel of the Confederate Transport Charm Marker
300 feet away); Supporting Battery (about 300 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.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Grand Gulf Tour image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 2, 2017
3. Grand Gulf Tour
 
 
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 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 17, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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