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

Battle of Port Gibson – The Battle

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Battle of Port Gibson – The Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 2, 2017
1. Battle of Port Gibson – The Battle Marker
Inscription. Confederate General Martin Green had posted his brigade near magnolia church with at outpost at the A.K. Shaifer House. Shortly after midnight, Green rode forward to check on his pickets. The General found Mrs. Shaffer and the ladies frantically piling their household effects on a wagon. Green assured the women that there was no need to hurry, the Yankees could not possibly arrive before daybreak. Hardly had green spoken before there was a crash of musketry. The ladies, quickly departed for Port Gibson leaving household effects behind. Outnumbered by federal forces, The Confederates withdrew from position after position. About dark on May 1, 1863, the Confederates retreated through Port Gibson. After crossing the suspension bridge over Little Bayou Pierre the Confederates burned it. On May 2, the “Stars and Stripes” were raised over the Claiborne County Courthouse. While Union engineers constructed a raft-bridge across the stream, the Union troops took a welcome break. Churches, inns, and houses were turned into hospitals to shelter the hundreds of wounded “Yanks” and “Rebs”. Union victory at the battle of Port Gibson secured Grantís bridgehead east of the Mississippi River.
 
Location. 31° 54.367′ N, 91° 7.764′ W. Marker
Battle of Port Gibson – The Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 2, 2017
2. Battle of Port Gibson – The Battle 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. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bethel Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Port Gibson – Grantís March (within shouting distance of this marker); Canemount Plantation (approx. 0.8 miles away); Windsor Ruins (approx. 2.4 miles away); Windsor Mounds (approx. 2.8 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 . . .
1. Martin E. Green. (Submitted on July 19, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
2. Battle of Port Gibson (May 1, 1863). (Submitted on July 19, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Gen. Martin E. Green image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
3. Gen. Martin E. Green
Claiborne County, MS Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
4. Claiborne County, MS Courthouse
 
 
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 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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