Fort Pillow, 1861The Confederates constructed this fortification, 3 ½ miles in length, with ends terminating at the river bluff, as protection against an attack by land. The Outer Breastworks were designed by General Leonidas Polk and built by Captain Montgomery Lynch and Captain D. Wintter between August and early December, 1861. All trees were chopped down for a half mile outside the fort; these fallen trees were not removed however.
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|Date Added||Sunday, August 31st, 2014 at 8:25pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 242901 N 3946953|
|Decimal Degrees||35.63296667, -89.83913333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 37.978', W 89° 50.348'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 37' 58.68" N, 89° 50' 20.88" W|
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|Area Code(s)||731, 901|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1805-3099 Park Rd, Henning TN 38041, US|
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