History of Rodney - Her Fall

History of Rodney - Her Fall (HM28XS)

Location: , MS 39096 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 51.765', W 91° 11.991'

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The yellow tever epldemics of 1843 and 1898 were fatal to many
residents of Rodney. Even though the Union gunboat "Rattler"
fired upon the town, Rodney and her churches were spared
destruction during the Civil War. Here was the disembarking point
for a select detachment of 40 Union Cavalry (Fifth Illinois), which launched a raid to the east behind Confederate lines in June 1863. The Confederates won this engagement, capturing the
Union troops which sought to raid the Mobile and Ohio Railroad.
In September 1864, Union troops were sent from Vicksburg to
destroy a reported Confederate troop concentration at Rodney. Landing
here, the Union infantry regiment plundered almost every house in town.
Citizens of Rodney area formed Company D, 22nd Mississippi
Infantry, which fought for the Confederacy. At war''s end a sand
bar formed in the Mississippi River causing the River to alter
its course, moving two miles west of Rodney. Tragedy struck
in 1869 when a fire almost completely destroyed the town. The
population further declined after the 1880''s when a railroad was
constructed to the east through Fayette. By executive proclamation Governor Bilbo in 1930 abolished this century-old town of Rodney.
HM NumberHM28XS
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Date Added Saturday, June 30th, 2018 at 7:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 670299 N 3526635
Decimal Degrees31.86275000, -91.19985000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 51.765', W 91° 11.991'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 51' 45.9" N, 91° 11' 59.46" 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 Muddy Bayou Rd, MS 39096, US
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