Battle of Port Gibson

Battle of Port Gibson (HMNRH)

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

N 31° 57.569', W 90° 59.103'

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On May 1, 1863, Confederate forces under Brig. Gen. John Bowen clashed with elements of two Union corps commanded by Maj. Gen. U.S. Grant. The battle began around midnight near the Shaifer House four miles west of town. At dawn, the Federals advanced against the flanks of Bowen's line posted on the Rodney and Bruinsburg roads, but separated by deep ravines. Forced back two miles, Bowen was finally compelled by overwhelming numbers to withdraw after 5 p.m. Two months later, Vicksburg surrendered.
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Year Placed2004
Placed ByMississippi Department of Archives and History
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 3:35am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 690423 N 3537717
Decimal Degrees31.95948333, -90.98505000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 57.569', W 90° 59.103'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 57' 34.14" N, 90° 59' 6.18" W
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Area Code(s)601
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 712 Market St, Port Gibson MS 39150, US
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