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

Battle of Port Gibson – Grantís March

Windsor Battlefield Tour

 
 
Battle of Port Gibson – Grantís March Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 2, 2017
1. Battle of Port Gibson – Grantís March Marker
Inscription. The Battle of Port Gibson was one of the turning points of the War between the States, since this defeat of the Confederates led to the capture of Vicksburg. This strategic battle was fought eight miles west of Bethel Church on May 1, 1863. When Confederates under Brig. Gen. J.S. Bowen repulsed the Union navy at Grand Gulf, Major Gen. U.S. Grant landed his troops on the Louisiana side and marched them down river. The Union forces were brought across by Read Admiral D.D. Porterís troop transports, landing at Bruinsburg. This was the largest amphibious landing of troops prior to World War II. Brought were only enough horses to pull the artillery. A portion of the troops turned left following the road past Windsor, but the bulk turned right, coming to Bethel Church, and turning east here. As the long column tramped down this road many officers were on foot. Supplies were piled on all sorts of wagons and carriages for the surprise march on the Confederates.
 
Location. 31° 54.389′ N, 91° 7.784′ W. Marker is near Bruinsburg, Mississippi, in Claiborne County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 552 and Russum Westside Road, on the right when traveling north on State Highway 552. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Gibson MS 39150, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Gen. John S. Bowen image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
2. Gen. John S. Bowen
At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Port Gibson – The Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); Bethel Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Canemount Plantation (approx. 0.9 miles away); Windsor Ruins (approx. 2.4 miles away); Windsor Mounds (approx. 2.7 miles away); Bayou Pierre Presbyterian Church (approx. 6.4 miles away); Civil War Skirmish (approx. 7Ĺ miles away); Lorman (approx. 7Ĺ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bruinsburg.
 
Also see . . .  Bruinsburg Crossing (April 30-May 1). (Submitted on July 19, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battle of Port Gibson – Grantís March Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 2, 2017
3. Battle of Port Gibson – Grantís March Marker
Gen. U. S. Grant image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
4. Gen. U. S. Grant
Vicksburg Campaign image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
5. Vicksburg Campaign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 19, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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