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Champion's Hill Marker at intersection of Madison Street & Bolton-Raymond Road. image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, October 16, 2015
Champion's Hill Marker at intersection of Madison Street & Bolton-Raymond Road.
Mississippi (Hinds County), Bolton — Champion's Hill
Located 4.4 mi. S.W., is site of crucial battle in the Vicksburg defense, May 16, 1863. Grant, cutting off Johnston's relief, drove Pemberton from this hill across Big Black River. — Map (db m89736) HM
Mississippi (Hinds County), Bolton — 175 — Charley Patton Birthplace
~Front~ Mississippi blues master Charley Patton was born on this property when it was known as Herring's Place, according to Bolton bluesman Sam Chatmon. Patton's birthdate has often been reported as April 1891, but other sources cite earlier . . . — Map (db m80015) HM
Mississippi (Hinds County), Bolton — 176 — The Chatmon Family Mississippi Sheiks
Front The Henderson Chatmon family, which produced some of Mississippi's most important blues and string band musicians, lived near this site on Texas Street in 1900. Henderson's sons Armenter, better known as "Bo Carter" and Sam . . . — Map (db m90192) HM

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