Wirt Adams's Raid

Wirt Adams's Raid (HM1YIX)

Location: Natchez, MS 39120 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 23.453', W 91° 23.641'

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On December 1, 1863, Confederate Brig. Gen. Wirt Adams moved his cavalry from Gallatin to retake Natchez. Finding the city heavily fortified with Union infantry and heavy artillery, Adams moved south of Natchez to Ellis's Cliff, eight miles west of this site, to disrupt Union river traffic. Learning that 1,500 cavalry had arrived from Vicksburg to capture him, he moved his men to Kingston. On December 7, two regiments of Adams brigade defeated a Federal force on the Kingston Road and then departed the Natchez area to regroup.
Year Placed2014
Placed ByMississippi Department of Archives and History
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Date Added Sunday, May 28th, 2017 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 652697 N 3474037
Decimal Degrees31.39088333, -91.39401667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 23.453', W 91° 23.641'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 23' 27.18" N, 91° 23' 38.46" W
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Area Code(s)601, 769
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1136 US-61, Natchez MS 39120, US
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