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Not to be confused with Grand Gulf State Park (Missouri).
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.
Nearest city Port Gibson
Area 400 acres (160 ha)
NRHP reference No. 72000689
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Added to NRHP April 11, 1972

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. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Mississippi Landmark.

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.

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.


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