1863 East Pascagoula Raid Historical

1863 East Pascagoula Raid Historical (HM1XFC)

Location: Gulfport, MS 39501 Harrison County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 21.904', W 89° 5.38'

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The Louisiana Native Guards, composed largely of former slaves and free men of color from Louisiana, were organized by Union Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler in 1862. On April 9, 1863, 180 men from companies B and G of the 2nd Regiment, landed at Pascagoula and held the city for several hours against more than 300 Confederate troops. At 2 p.m. the Federals withdrew, returning to Ship Island. This raid is the first involving African American troops in the Gulf Region.
Series This marker is part of the series
Year Placed2010
Placed ByThe Mississippi Department of Archives and History
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Date Added Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 299176 N 3361090
Decimal Degrees30.36506667, -89.08966667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 21.904', W 89° 5.38'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 21' 54.24" N, 89° 5' 22.8" W
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Area Code(s)228
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Jones Park Dr, Gulfport MS 39501, US
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