Windsor Battleﬁeld TourThe Battle of Port Gibson was one of the turning points of the War between the States, since this defeat of the Confederates led to the capture of Vicksburg. This strategic battle was fought eight miles west of Bethel Church on May 1, 1863. When Confederates under Brig. Gen. J.S. Bowen repulsed the Union navy at Grand Gulf, Major Gen. U.S. Grant landed his troops on the Louisiana side and marched them down river. The Union forces were brought across by Read Admiral D.D. Porter's troop transports, landing at Bruinsburg. This was the largest amphibious landing of troops prior to World War II. Brought were only enough horses to pull the artillery. A portion of the troops turned left following the road past Windsor, but the bulk turned right, coming to Bethel Church, and turning east here. As the long column tramped down this road many officers were on foot. Supplies were piled on all sorts of wagons and carriages for the surprise march on the Confederates.
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|Date Added||Thursday, July 20th, 2017 at 10:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 676849 N 3531596|
|Decimal Degrees||31.90648333, -91.12973333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 54.389', W 91° 7.784'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 54' 23.34" N, 91° 7' 47.04" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2067 MS-552, Port Gibson MS 39150, US|
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