Grand Gulf

Grand Gulf (HM1ZSU)

Location: Port Gibson, MS 39150 Claiborne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 1.975', W 91° 3.244'

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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 Gibson on May 1. Gen. U.S. Grant visited here on May 3, and established Grand Gulf as the primary Union supply depot for the duration of the Vicksburg Campaign. Form Grand Gulf, some 200 wagons per day were used to resupply Grant's army.
Year Placed2008
Placed ByMississippi Department of Archives and History
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Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 10:32pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 683753 N 3545739
Decimal Degrees32.03291667, -91.05406667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 1.975', W 91° 3.244'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 1' 58.5" N, 91° 3' 14.64" W
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Area Code(s)601
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12006 Grand Gulf Rd, Port Gibson MS 39150, US
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