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Yazoo City in Yazoo County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Redoubt McKee

 
 
Redoubt McKee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2014
1. Redoubt McKee Marker
Inscription. On March 5, 1864, Union Maj. George McKee and the 11th Illinois Infantry Regiment, occupying this defensive position, were attacked by Confederate cavalry forces commanded by Gen. Lawrence "Sul" Ross and Gen. Robert V. Richardson. During the battle, which spilled into the streets of Yazoo City and included action by Union gunboats, Ross made three separate demands for the fort's surrender. Each was rejected by McKee. Towards the end of the day, the Confederates withdrew toward Benton.
 
Erected 2009 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 32° 50.624′ N, 90° 24.258′ W. Marker is in Yazoo City, Mississippi, in Yazoo County. Marker is at the intersection of Lincoln Street and East Broadway Street (Mississippi Highway 149), on the left when traveling south on Lincoln Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 114 Lincoln Street, Yazoo City MS 39194, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Francis Mission School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Town Creek (approx. mile away); Bethel A.M.E. Church
Redoubt McKee Marker area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2014
2. Redoubt McKee Marker area
(approx. half a mile away); The Oakes House (approx. half a mile away); Bank of Yazoo City (approx. 0.6 miles away); B.S. Ricks Memorial Library (approx. 0.6 miles away); Yazoo County Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Yazoo Expedition (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yazoo City.
 
Also see . . .  Story "No Quarter Asked or Given: The Yazoo Expedition of 1864". (Submitted on September 17, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 263 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 17, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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