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Historical Markers in Grand Gulf, Mississippi

 
Clickable Map of Claiborne County, Mississippi and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Claiborne County, MS (130) Copiah County, MS (16) Hinds County, MS (201) Jefferson County, MS (41) Warren County, MS (486) Tensas Parish, LA (20)  ClaiborneCounty(130) Claiborne County (130)  CopiahCounty(16) Copiah County (16)  HindsCounty(201) Hinds County (201)  JeffersonCounty(41) Jefferson County (41)  WarrenCounty(486) Warren County (486)  TensasParishLouisiana(20) Tensas Parish (20)
Port Gibson is the county seat for Claiborne County
Grand Gulf is in Claiborne County
      Claiborne County (130)  
ADJACENT TO CLAIBORNE COUNTY
      Copiah County (16)  
      Hinds County (201)  
      Jefferson County (41)  
      Warren County (486)  
      Tensas Parish, Louisiana (20)  
 
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1Mississippi (Claiborne County), Grand Gulf — Bombardment of Confederate Fortifications by Federal GunboatsFort Gibson Historic Tour
The river on April 29, 1863, was at flood stage and falling. It was overflowing its banks from the bluffs on the east to high ground beyond the flood pain to the west. The river bend upstream just above the "Point of Rocks" force the current of the . . . Map (db m105714) HM
2Mississippi (Claiborne County), Grand Gulf — Confederate Memorial ChapelGrand Gulf Historic Tour
The building was donated to the State of Mississippi by the Rodney Foundation. It was moved to this site in 1983, and has been restored to its original condition. It will be used as a non-denominational chapel by religious and other groups approved . . . Map (db m104099) HM
3Mississippi (Claiborne County), Grand Gulf — Confederate Rifle Pits — Battle of Grand Gulf —
During the April 29, 1863 bom- bardment of Grand Gulf these rifle pits and the "covered way" which linked Fort Wade and Fort Cobun were held by the 3rd Missouri (Confederate).Map (db m104338) HM
4Mississippi (Claiborne County), Grand Gulf — Confederate Rifle Pits — Battle of Grand Gulf —
During the April 29, 1863, bombardment of Grand Gulf, these rifle pits were held by the 6th Missouri (Confederate).Map (db m104293) HM
5Mississippi (Claiborne County), Grand Gulf — First Grand Gulf Naval BattleGrand Gulf Historic Tour
In May 1862, cannoneers of Brookhaven Light Artillery, commanded by Captain James Hoskins, reached Grand Gulf. Hoskins had gunners emplace and mask four 6-pounders on bluffs behind the village. The task was to harass the Federals fleet commanded by . . . Map (db m103932) HM
6Mississippi (Claiborne County), Grand Gulf — Fort Cobun
On a ledge 40 feet above the Mississippi, the Confederates in March, 1863 , laid out Fort Cobun. Protected by a parapet nearly 40 feet thick were four big guns manned by Company A, 1st Louisiana Heavy Artillery. The guns of Fort Cobun under command . . . Map (db m105777) HM
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7Mississippi (Claiborne County), Grand Gulf — Fort Wade
On a shelf overlooking the charred ruins of Grand Gulf the Confederate engineers built Fort Wade. Guibor's and Wade's Missouri Batteries manned its four big guns. When Admiral David G. Farragut's squadron passed Grand Gulf on March 31, the guns of . . . Map (db m104093) HM
8Mississippi (Claiborne County), Grand Gulf — Fort Wade Ammunition Magazine
Destroyed by the Confederates on the morning of May 3, 1863 when Grand Gulf could no longer be held against the Federal army approaching from Port Gibson, the large sections of iron grate are the remains of the town's jail which was moved into the . . . Map (db m104094) HM
9Mississippi (Claiborne County), Grand Gulf — Grand Gulf
The town of Grand Gulf was burned by Admiral David Farragut's men in 1862 and occupied by Porter's Mississippi Squadron on May 3, 1863. The Union occupation followed Confederate Brig. Gen. John Bowen's evacuation of the town after the Battle of Port . . . Map (db m105718) HM
10Mississippi (Claiborne County), Grand Gulf — Grand Gulf Military ParkGrand Gulf Historic Tour
In 1958 the Mississippi Legislature created the Grand Gulf Military Monument Commission to purchase 1and and develop the Grand Gulf site. The Grand Gulf Military State Park opened in May, 1962. Dedication ceremonies were held April 7, 1968. On its . . . Map (db m103924) HM
11Mississippi (Claiborne County), Grand Gulf — Gun Emplacement — Grand Gulf Historic Tour —
To guard against a Union attack in their rear, the Confederates threw up this work. Note the embrasures for four field guns and the ditch fronting the parapet.Map (db m104296) HM
12Mississippi (Claiborne County), Grand Gulf — Gun Emplacement — Grand Gulf Historic Tour —
To guard against a Union attack in their rear, the Confederates threw up this work. Note the embrasures for four field guns and the ditch fronting the parapet.Map (db m104301) HM
13Mississippi (Claiborne County), Grand Gulf — Naval Battle During Grant’s CampaignGrand Gulf Historic Tour
War returned in March, 1863. Fearful that Major General Grant’s army might bypass Vicksburg, Lieutenant General J. C. Pemberton ordered Brigadier General John Bowen to move his troops to Grand Gulf. During the next several weeks, Bowen’s troops . . . Map (db m105776) HM
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14Mississippi (Claiborne County), Grand Gulf — On to Vicksburg
After crossing the Mississippi River and fighting the battle of Port Gibson April 30 - May 1, 1863, Gen. U.S. Grant moved to capture Grand Gulf as a base of operations against Port Hudson, Louisiana. Capturing Grand Gulf on May 3, Grant learned that . . . Map (db m105723) HM
15Mississippi (Claiborne County), Grand Gulf — Paddle Wheel of the Confederate Transport CharmGrand Gulf Historic Tour
The paddle wheel, frame, and part of the pump came from the wreck of the Confederate Transport Charm in the Big Black River. The Charm, a 223-ton sidewheeler, was built in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1860. She was converted from a Yazoo River packet to . . . Map (db m105715) HM
16Mississippi (Claiborne County), Grand Gulf — Point of Rock
In 1863 Point of Rock jutted far above the swirling waters of the Mississippi. Before the Civil War there was a large house with extensive gardens on top of Point of Rock. Before Brigadier General John S. Bowen’s troops were ordered to Grand Gulf in . . . Map (db m105779) HM
17Mississippi (Claiborne County), Grand Gulf — Rodney Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church1868 - 1870 — Windsor Battlefield Tour —
Listed in National Register of Historic Places, the church building was constructed in 1868, as the once flourishing river town was declining. Church completion was in the year preceding the disastrous 1869 fire. Although there is no recorded . . . Map (db m104103) HM
18Mississippi (Claiborne County), Grand Gulf — Rodney Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church1890 - 1957 — Windsor Battlefield Tour —
During 1890, the priest's house was constructed and the mission received a Christmas gift from the Society at Brussels for "Poor Churches" as one of the most destitute churches of the diocese. This gift probably contained the vestments and altar . . . Map (db m104105) HM
19Mississippi (Claiborne County), Grand Gulf — Scotia — Port Gibson Historic Tour —
Built by Thomas Foster as a one room log house in 1768 in the community of Scotia, located 5 miles south of the present town of Roxie in Franklin County, Mississippi. About 1789 a "dog trot" was added to connect a second room. The upstairs was added . . . Map (db m104291) HM
20Mississippi (Claiborne County), Grand Gulf — Second Grand Gulf Naval BattleGrand Gulf Historic Tour
In April, 1863 Major General Ulysses Grant decide to alter his Vicksburg strategy by moving his troops down the Mississippi River. On April 29, 1863 the Federals launched a determined assault on Grand Gulf. The Confederates made a rigorous reply to . . . Map (db m103933) HM
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21Mississippi (Claiborne County), Grand Gulf — Site of Hot Shot Furnace
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. . . . Map (db m105781) HM
22Mississippi (Claiborne County), Grand Gulf — Supporting Battery — Grand Gulf Historic Tour —
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23Mississippi (Claiborne County), Grand Gulf — Supporting Battery — Grand Gulf Historic Tour —
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24Mississippi (Claiborne County), Grand Gulf — The Buildup for WarGrand Gulf Historic Tour
By the use of flying batteries, the Confederates were so mobile that the Union troops had much difficulty in stopping fortification of bluffs behind Grand Gulf. Harassment forced Commodore David Farragut to convoy the unarmed ships. In March, 1863, . . . Map (db m103925) HM
25Mississippi (Claiborne County), Grand Gulf — The Spanish House — Port Gibson Historic Tour —
This house was built in the late 1790's of cypress, poplar and heart pine and put together with wooden pegs instead of nails. The Spanish built structure represents one of several homesteads erected by five different groups of "Conquerors" who . . . Map (db m103935) HM
26Mississippi (Claiborne County), Grand Gulf — This XIII-inch Mortar — Grand Gulf Historic Tour —
This XIII-inch Mortar was probably used by the Union in the fight for Vicksburg. In the early 1900's it was seen partially buried in the levee on Davis Island. These mortars were mounted on schooners or box-like boats. . . . Map (db m104294) HM
27Mississippi (Claiborne County), Grand Gulf — Town of Grand GulfGrand Gulf Historic Tour
The town of Grand Gulf began in the 18th century as a small British settlement. By 1828 it had grown to a village of three stores, one tavern, and several houses. There was a stage line to Port Gibson and steamboats stopped at its wharves. . . . Map (db m105720) HM
28Mississippi (Claiborne County), Grand Gulf — Victories and Defeats - The Cost of WarGrand Gulf Historic Tour
Despite the estimated more than 2,500 heavy projectiles fired into the Confederate forts, there was little damage. The Confederates suffered three dead, including Colonel Wade, and eighteen wounded. Union losses totaled nineteen dead and fifty-seven . . . Map (db m103929) HM
29Mississippi (Claiborne County), Grand Gulf — War Comes to Grand GulfGrand Gulf Historic Tour
No town in Mississippi felt the sting of the Civil War worse than did Grand Gulf. In the spring of 1862, Commodore David Farragut sent his powerful ocean-going squadron up the Mississippi River. Baton Rouge and Natchez fell, but Vicksburg refused to . . . Map (db m103928) HM
30Mississippi (Claiborne County), Grand Gulf — Water Wheel — Port Gibson Historic Tour —
This water wheel was originally built for Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Peacock of Mendenhall Ms., in 1948 and was donated by them to this park in 1971.   The wheel was built for the purpose of generating electricity by water power that operated a . . . Map (db m104095) HM
31Mississippi (Claiborne County), Grand Gulf — Whirlpool
Grand Gulf was named for the large whirlpool or gulf formed by the current of the Mississippi River being diverted to the left by the rocky headland called Point of Rock. At the time of the Civil War, the Big Black discharged into the Mississippi at . . . Map (db m105782) HM
 
 
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Nov. 27, 2022