Port Gibson Battlefield

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Port Gibson Battlefield
Port Gibson Battlefield is located in Mississippi
Port Gibson Battlefield
Port Gibson Battlefield is located in the US
Port Gibson Battlefield
Nearest city Port Gibson, Mississippi
Coordinates 31°57′28″N 91°1′8″W / 31.95778°N 91.01889°W / 31.95778; -91.01889Coordinates: 31°57′28″N 91°1′8″W / 31.95778°N 91.01889°W / 31.95778; -91.01889
Area 2,080 acres (840 ha)
Built 1963
NRHP Reference # 72000690[1]
Added to NRHP November 3, 1972

The Port Gibson Battlefield was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. It is 2,080 acres (840 ha), more than two square miles. A somewhat larger, overlapping area, the Port Gibson Battle Site, was designated a National Historic Landmark and automatically listed on the National Register in 2005[2][3]. The NRHP site includes some area not covered in the NHL listing (see p. 34 of NHL document). Both areas include the Shaiffer House, which was located in one area of intense fighting in the 1863 battle, and which still stands.

An NRHP-listed segment of the historic Natchez Trace trail, the Old Natchez Trace (No. 132-3T) is on the battlefield area. Its documentation includes a photo of the Shaiffer house and other photos of the battlefield.[4]

Port Gibson Battle Site
Nearest city Port Gibson, Mississippi
Area 3,400 acres (1,400 ha)
NRHP Reference # 05000461
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 5, 2005 National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. </ref>
Designated NHL April 5, 2005[2]

Port Gibson Battle Site is the location of the Battle of Port Gibson in the American Civil War. An extensive account of the Battle of Port Gibson is available.[3]

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.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  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. ^ William E. Cox (September 9, 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Old Natchez Trace (No. 132-3T) / Path to Choctaw Nation, Chickasaw Trace, Natchez Trace" (PDF). National Park Service.  (prepared September 9, 1974; received March 25, 1976; entered November 7, 1976) and Accompanying 4 photos, from 1972 and undated
  5. ^ History Under Siege: Port Gibson designated by the Civil War Preservation Trust as a Top 10 most endangered Civil War battlefield in 2009