Port Gibson Battlefield

The A. K. Shaifer House was the site of the opening shots in the Battle of Port Gibson. The house was used by Maj. Gen. John A McClernand for his headquarters and later used as a hospital. Confederate forces were entrenched at nearby Magnolia Church. Part of the battle was fought on the Bruinsburg Road at Point Lookout. Restoration of the site is in progress and the majority of the battlefield is privately owned.

Port Gibson Battlefield: What's Nearby

Port Gibson, MS


The American Battlefield Trust and our members have saved more than 644 acres at Port Gibson Battlefield.

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Related Battles

Claiborne County, MS | May 1, 1863
Result: Union Victory
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