A Formidable Obstacle

A Formidable Obstacle (HM268V)

Location: Vicksburg, MS 39183 Warren County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 21.4', W 90° 50.892'

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Inscription
The earthen slope in front of you marks the southern edge
of Great Redoubt, the largest fort and highest point on the
defensive line. Today's tour road follows the deep, dry
moat that once fronted the wall of the fort and gave
the Confederates extra protection against assault.

Forts Guard the Roads
The Great Redoubt and the Third Louisiana Redan were built
to guard the Jackson Road. When direct Union assaults on these
and other forts along the Confederate line failed, Grant switched
to siege tactics to take the city.

Redoubt
A rectangular fort that protects the troops and artillery inside from attack from any direction.

Redan
A triangular fort that projects out in front of the defensive line, allowing soldiers inside to fire into the flanks of attacking troops.
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HM NumberHM268V
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Placed ByThe National Park Service, Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, March 25th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 702478 N 3582006
Decimal Degrees32.35666667, -90.84820000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 21.4', W 90° 50.892'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 21' 24" N, 90° 50' 53.52" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)601
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Confederate Ave, Vicksburg MS 39183, US
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