Grand Gulf Military State Park

Grand Gulf Military State Park is a Mississippi state park located 10 miles northwest of Port Gibson in an unincorporated area, now the ghost town of Grand Gulf, in Claiborne County. The park includes the remnants of two batteries that fired on and repelled Ulysses S. Grant's forces during the Battle of Grand Gulf. After the Battle of Port Gibson, Grant made Grand Gulf his base of operations.[3] It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places[4] and is a Mississippi Landmark.

Grand Gulf Military State Park
Confederate Memorial Chapel at Grand Gulf Military State Park.jpg
Confederate Memorial Chapel, built in 1868, was moved to Grand Gulf Military State Park from Rodney, Mississippi in 1983.
Grand Gulf Military State Park is located in Mississippi
Grand Gulf Military State Park
Grand Gulf Military State Park is located in the United States
Grand Gulf Military State Park
Nearest cityPort Gibson
Coordinates32°2′39.7932″N 91°3′4.6692″W / 32.044387000°N 91.051297000°W / 32.044387000; -91.051297000Coordinates: 32°2′39.7932″N 91°3′4.6692″W / 32.044387000°N 91.051297000°W / 32.044387000; -91.051297000
Area400 acres (160 ha)
NRHP reference No.72000689
USMS No.021-GGF-0100-NR-ML
Significant dates
Added to NRHPApril 11, 1972[2]
Designated USMSSeptember 28, 1987[1]

The 400-acre landmark includes Fort Cobun and Fort Wade earth works, the Grand Gulf Cemetery, a museum, campgrounds, picnic facilities, hiking trails, an observation tower, and restored buildings.[5]

The town of Grand Gulf was originally a port on the Mississippi River, but after being burned during the Civil War and a shift in the flow of the Mississippi River, the community became a ghost town.[6]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mississippi Landmarks" (PDF). Mississippi Department of Archives and History. May 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 9, 2010. Retrieved May 10, 2009.
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  3. ^ "Grand Gulf Military Monument Park". battlefields.org. American Battlefield Trust. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  4. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: Grand Gulf Military State Park". Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  5. ^ "Grand Gulf Military Monument Park". ms.gov. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  6. ^ Rowland, Dunbar (1907). Mississippi: Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons, Arranged in Cyclopedic Form. 1. Southern Historical Publishing Association. p. 794.

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