Running the Gauntlet

Running the Gauntlet (HM1ZTI)

Location: Vicksburg, MS 39180 Warren County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 19.186', W 90° 53.839'

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Lookouts spotted Union vessels on the Mississippi River
and sounded the alarm. Within minutes, the night sky
blazed with the light of burning cotton bales and tar
barrels. In forts like the one you are in, Confederate
gunners knew just where to point their guns. One boat
sank and all of the others were hit-but the Federal fleet
would run the gauntlet.

Union transports were on their way to ferry the army
across the river. This was a critical piece of General
Ulysses Grant's plan to attack Vicksburg from the east.
The problem—Confederate cannon along the city's
bluffs. On April 16, 1863, the Union flotilla successfully
floated past this point. After over a year of trying the
Union army was about to cross the Mississippi River.
Placed ByThe National Park Service, Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 10:36pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 697936 N 3577822
Decimal Degrees32.31976667, -90.89731667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 19.186', W 90° 53.839'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 19' 11.16" N, 90° 53' 50.34" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)601, 769
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Louisiana Cir, Vicksburg MS 39180, US
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