—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 By||The Grand Gulf Military Monument Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 683913 N 3545596|
|Decimal Degrees||32.03160000, -91.05240000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 1.896', W 91° 3.144'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 1' 53.76" N, 91° 3' 8.64" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 12006 Grand Gulf Rd, Port Gibson MS 39150, US|
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