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

Federals Occupy Rocky Springs

 
 
Federals Occupy Rocky Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
1. Federals Occupy Rocky Springs Marker
Inscription. After U.S. Grant had planned much of his campaign at Mrs. Bagnell’s, four miles west, he arrived at Rocky Springs on May 7. He remained until May 10, allowing the XV Corps to cross the Mississippi and rejoin the army. McClernand’s XIII Corps arrived here on May 6 and moved to Little Sand Creek, one and a half miles northeast and Big Sand Creek, three miles northeast, on May 7. Grant issued motivational orders to his troops at Rocky Springs and reviewed McClernand’s men at Big Sand Creek on May 8.
 
Erected 2013 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 32° 5.388′ N, 90° 48.837′ W. Marker is near Hermanville, Mississippi, in Claiborne County. Marker is on Old Port Gibson Road (State Highway 462) half a mile south of Moulder Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hermanville MS 39086, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Town of Rocky Springs (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rocky Springs (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Old Natchez Trace
Federals Occupy Rocky Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
2. Federals Occupy Rocky Springs Marker
Rocky Springs Church behind trees in background
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Owens Creek (approx. 2.1 miles away); Lower Choctaw Boundary (approx. 6.6 miles away); Grindstone Ford (approx. 7.7 miles away); Mangum Mound (approx. 8.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Sunken Trace (approx. 11.7 miles away but has been reported missing). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hermanville.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
View to North Along Old Port Gibson Road image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
3. View to North Along Old Port Gibson Road
View to South Along Old Port Gibson Road image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
4. View to South Along Old Port Gibson Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 218 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 18, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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