Big Black River Bridge

Big Black River Bridge (HM1J25)

Location: Edwards, MS 39066 Hinds County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 20.616', W 90° 40.674'

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After the defeat at Champion Hill, Confederate forces retreated to the Big Black River on the night of May 16, 1863. Here, Generals John Bowen and John Vaughn defended the east bank of the river and the bridge. On May 17, Federal forces under Gen. Michael Lawler routed the Confederates in a bayonet charge lasting only a few minutes. Many retreating soldiers drowned in the Big Black River. Confederate losses included 1,700 men captured and eighteen cannon abandoned.
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HM NumberHM1J25
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Year Placed2009
Placed ByMississippi Department of Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, February 8th, 2015 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 718538 N 3580892
Decimal Degrees32.34360000, -90.67790000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 20.616', W 90° 40.674'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 20' 36.96" N, 90° 40' 40.44" W
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Area Code(s)601
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 20701-21281 Old U.S. 80, Edwards MS 39066, US
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