Fort Wade

Fort Wade (HM1YQO)

Location: Port Gibson, MS 39150 Claiborne County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 1.918', W 91° 3.139'

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On a shelf overlooking the charred ruins of Grand Gulf the Confederate engineers built Fort Wade. Guibor's and Wade's Missouri Batteries manned its four big guns. When Admiral David G. Farragut's squadron passed Grand Gulf on March 31, the guns of Fort Wade roared into action. General John S. Bowen, the Confederate commander at Grand Gulf had narrow escape when one of the 20-pounder Parrott's burst as he entered the emplacement.
On April 29, four of Admiral David D. Porter's "City Series" ironclads came down river, and took position one fourth of a mile from Fort Wade. A terrible artillery duel ensued. They were joined by the mighty "Lafayette". Fort Wade was smothered by the storm of shot and shell delivered by the five gunboats. Two 32-pounder rifles were dismounted and the parapet knocked to pieces. Colonel William Wade had his head torn off.
By 11 A. M. Fort Wade had been silenced and Porter's entire squadron concentrated its fire on Fort Cobun.
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Placed ByThe Grand Gulf Military Monument Commission
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Date Added Monday, June 5th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 683920 N 3545637
Decimal Degrees32.03196667, -91.05231667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 1.918', W 91° 3.139'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 1' 55.08" N, 91° 3' 8.34" W
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Area Code(s)601
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12006 Grand Gulf Rd, Port Gibson MS 39150, US
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