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

Site of Hot Shot Furnace

 
 
Site of Hot Shot Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 2, 2017
1. Site of Hot Shot Furnace Marker
Inscription. When General John S. Bowen’s troops moved to Grand Gulf in March 1863, they had to cope with the ocean-going warships of Admiral David G. Farragut. Knowing that these ships were made of wood, the Confederates determined to use hot shot against them. Two hot shot furnaces were constructed – one at Fort Cobun, the other at Fort Wade. The Confederates had only two guns capable of throwing heavy round shot, so General Bowen had his gunners fill the projectiles for their rifled guns with either clay or brick dust.
 
Location. 32° 2.585′ N, 91° 3.098′ 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. Point of Rock (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Cobun (within shouting distance of this marker); Whirlpool (within shouting distance of this marker); Naval Battle During Grant’s Campaign (within shouting distance
Site of Hot Shot Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 2, 2017
2. Site of Hot Shot Furnace Marker
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.
 
Also see . . .  The Battle of Grand Gulf. (Submitted on July 18, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
Site of Hot Shot Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 2, 2017
3. Site of Hot Shot Furnace Marker
Marker is in the middle.
Gen. John S. Bowen image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
4. Gen. John S. Bowen
The Battle of Grand Gulf image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
5. The Battle of Grand Gulf
Admiral David G. Farragut image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
6. Admiral David G. Farragut
 
 
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 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. 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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