Fort Cobun

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Fort Cobun (1863-1863) - First established in 1863 by Confederate forces during the U.S. Civil War. Abandoned in 1863.

Fort Cobun Site
Fort Cobun River View

History of Fort Cobun

Part of the Confederate defense of the town of Grand Gulf during the Union effort to capture Vicksburg, Mississippi. This fort was armed with one 30 pounder Parrott rifle, two 32 pounder rifles, and one 8 inch Navy Dahlgren rifle.

The fort was situated below the command post of General John S. Bowen on what is known as Point of Rock, a high rock point 170 feet above the river.

Current Status

Part of Grand Gulf Military Monument Claiborne County, Mississippi. No period guns or mounts in place.

Location: Grand Gulf Military Monument, Claiborne County, Mississippi.

Maps & Images

Lat: 32.04285 Long: -91.05176

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  • Elevation: 266'



Visited: 5 Dec 2009

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