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

Point of Rock

 
 
Point of Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 2, 2017
1. Point of Rock Marker
Inscription. In 1863 Point of Rock jutted far above the swirling waters of the Mississippi. Before the Civil War there was a large house with extensive gardens on top of Point of Rock. Before Brigadier General John S. Bowen’s troops were ordered to Grand Gulf in March 1863, the dwelling had been burned.

One could see up and down the river for miles from the top of Point of Rock. Bowen chose this point for his observation station, from which he and his officers anxiously watched the powerful Union buildup at Hard Times.
 
Location. 32° 2.579′ N, 91° 3.072′ W. Marker is near Grand Gulf, Mississippi, in Claiborne County. Marker can be reached from Grand Gulf Road 1.8 miles north of Frazier Road when traveling north. Touch for map. This marker, along with several others, are located in a wooded area at the end of Grand Gulf Road. 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. Site of Hot Shot Furnace (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Cobun (within shouting distance of this marker); Naval Battle During Grant’s Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); Whirlpool (within
Point of Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 2, 2017
2. Point of Rock Marker
Marker is on the right.
shouting distance of this marker); On to Vicksburg (approx. 0.7 miles away); Grand Gulf (approx. 0.7 miles away); Town of Grand Gulf (approx. 0.7 miles away); Confederate Rifle Pits (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Gulf.
 
Categories. War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
Gen. John S. Bowen image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
3. Gen. John S. Bowen
The Battle of Grand Gulf image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
4. The Battle of Grand Gulf
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 18, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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