Grierson's Raid 1863

Grierson's Raid 1863 (HM27LZ)

Location: Summit, MS 39666 Pike County
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N 31° 17.031', W 90° 28.02'

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On the morning of April 30, 1963, Union Col. B.H. Grierson led the 6th and 7th Illinois Cavalry south on the New Orleans, Jackson and Greta Northern Railroad, burning the Bogue Chitto depot and a number of bridges, trestles, water towers, twenty-five freight cars, thirty barrels of rum and a large quantity of sugar at Summit. Grierson then led his cavalry southwest on the Liberty Road. This raid diverted Confederate attention from Gen. Grant's main effort to cross the Mississippi River.
HM NumberHM27LZ
Year Placed2012
Placed ByMississippi Department of Archives and History
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Date Added Saturday, May 19th, 2018 at 4:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 741132 N 3463829
Decimal Degrees31.28385000, -90.46700000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 17.031', W 90° 28.02'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 17' 1.8599999999999" N, 90° 28' 1.2" W
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Area Code(s)601
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 644-706 W Railroad Ave, Summit MS 39666, US
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