VNMP Tour Stop 9
Fort Hill


USS Cairo
National Cemetery

Co. D, 1st Mississippi Light Artillery (Capt. Wofford)
Co. A, 14th Mississippi Light Artillery Battalion
Co. A, 14th Mississippi Light Artillery Battalion (1st section)

(June 4, 2014) Enlarge Wartime bend of the Mississippi River and the Chickasaw Bayou Battlefield from Fort Hill. National Cemetery in the low right out of the picture


(May 13, 2011) Enlarge Same view as above taken during the Mississippi River flood of 2011

(March 2011) Enlarge

(March 17, 2013) Enlarge New interpretive marker


(March 17, 2013) Enlarge New interpretive marker


(3-2011) Enlarge This fort, which anchored the northern flank of the Confederate lines, was so formidable that no Union attack was ever made against it. Confederate gunners posted here helped the river batteries sink the Federal gunboat Cincinnati on May 27, 1863
Information Marker: Operation of the river batteries, March 29 - July 4 (March 2003)
Panorama: View from Fort Hill
Interior of fort

(3-93) Looking toward the Chickasaw Bayou battlefield in the distant background


(March 2011) Enlarge 24-pounder siege gun at north wall


(March 2011) Enlarge View from southwest corner


(3-2011) Enlarge Looking toward the old bend of the Mississippi River. The upper water battery can be seen in center of picture near the highway (US-61B). The Yazoo River diversion canal is in the upper left of the picture

(3-2011) Enlarge View from Fort Hill Drive, south of the fort

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