South Fort

South Fort
South Fort

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South Fort is located on Washington Street, approximately one-half mile north of Interstate 20. The batteries at South Fort anchored the southernmost position of the Confederate defensive line, and the heavy guns located at here had a commanding view of the Mississippi River and any approach made by the Federal navy. A 10-inch mortar located in this work wreaked havoc on the Union siege lines, until the gun was moved to a different position within the Southern lines.

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Last updated: April 14, 2015

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