Fort Gibson Historic TourThe river on April 29, 1863, was at flood stage and falling. It was overflowing its banks from the bluffs on the east to high ground beyond the flood pain to the west. The river bend upstream just above the "Point of Rocks" force the current of the main channel to this side and to the bluffs on which the Confederate Forts of Coburn and Wade were located. Rear Admiral Porter deployed his fleet of seven gunboats along a line about in this area in very strong currents and counter currents. Firing began at seven o'clock a.m. and lasted continuously for about five and one-half hours. Fort Wade, slightly to the right on the bluff above, was knocked out. Fort Coburn, upstream to the left of the "Point of Rocks", was never silenced. Several boats were estimated to be damaged and one disabled.
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|Date Added||Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 10:31pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 683747 N 3545447|
|Decimal Degrees||32.03028333, -91.05418333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 1.817', W 91° 3.251'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 1' 49.02" N, 91° 3' 15.06" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 179-187 Grand Gulf Rd, Port Gibson MS 39150, US|
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