Port Gibson Battle Site

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Port Gibson Battle Site
Nearest city Port Gibson, Mississippi
Area approximately 3400 acres
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 05000461
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 5, 2005[1]
Designated NHL April 5, 2005[2]

Port Gibson Battle Site is the location of the Battle of Port Gibson in the American Civil War.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 2005.[2][3]

An extensive account of the Battle of Port Gibson is available.[3]

There is a separate Registered Historic Place named Port Gibson Battlefield, which was added to the register in 1972. As it has a distinct reference number, it may or may not cover a different area than the area covered by the National Historic Landmark for "Port Gibson Battle Site".

In 2009, the Port Gibson battlefield was designated by the Civil War Preservation Trust as one of its annual Top 10 most endangered Civil War battlefields.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Port Gibson Battle Site". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-10-24. 
  3. ^ a b "National Historic Landmark Nomination: Battle of Port Gibson / Battle of Thompson's Hill / Battle of Magnolia Hills" (pdf). National Park Service. , 19.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ History Under Siege: Port Gibson designated by the Civil War Preservation Trust as a Top 10 most endangered Civil War battlefield in 2009