Victories and Defeats - The Cost of War

Victories and Defeats - The Cost of War (HM1YML)

Location: Port Gibson, MS 39150 Claiborne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 1.896', W 91° 3.144'

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—Grand 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 wounded. The "Benton" was rendered inactive by a shot through the control house. Two Confederate forts with thirteen guns had held off seven Federal gunboats. Ships of this squadron amassed eighty-one guns, may of which were 11-inch Dahlgrens. Defeat of Brigadier General John Bowen's army in engagements west of Port Gibson on May 1, 1863, made the fortifications at Grand Gulf untenable, and the Confederates decided to spike the guns, destroy ammunition, and abandon the works. Grand Gulf was then occupied by Union forces who used the site as a temporary base of supplies.
Placed ByThe Grand Gulf Military Monument Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 683913 N 3545596
Decimal Degrees32.03160000, -91.05240000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 1.896', W 91° 3.144'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 1' 53.76" N, 91° 3' 8.64" W
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Area Code(s)601
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12006 Grand Gulf Rd, Port Gibson MS 39150, US
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