Grant's Canal

Grant's Canal (HM1L5U)

Location: Delta, LA 71233 Madison Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 19.257', W 90° 55.982'

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This canal was the third attempt by the Union armies to route gunboats around Vicksburg. Excavation was begun in January 1863, by order of General Grant with two regiments and 1,200 Negro laborers. Two dredge boats were used in February but were driven from work by Confederate shell fire. High water damaged the canal in March and further work was suspended. The canal was thereafter abandoned.

Tablet placed by Village of Delta. Erected May 20th 1936.
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HM NumberHM1L5U
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Year Placed1936
Placed ByVillage of Delta
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Date Added Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 694571 N 3577888
Decimal Degrees32.32095000, -90.93303333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 19.257', W 90° 55.982'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 19' 15.42" N, 90° 55' 58.92" W
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Area Code(s)318
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Levee Rd, Delta LA 71233, US
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