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(3-2002) Enlarge Site of the Blockhouse south of the wartime Southern Railroad of Mississippi. Another Blockhouse was located on the north side of the railroad

(3-2002) Enlarge View looking southeast toward the southern anchor of the Confederate defense at Gin Lake (trees in right background)
 
Panorama of Confederate defense between Gin Lake and the railroad

   

(3-2002) Enlarge View looking north toward the left flank of the Confederate defense. The Confederate works were near the trees in left background
 
Panorama of Confederate defense north of Old US-80

 

(3-2002)  Enlarge Long meander scar which parallels the Big Black River east of the Confederate defense. From the scar Lawler's brigade assaulted the Confederate left flank. From here the left flank of the defense is approximately a half-mile away. The view is looking west toward the Confederate line. See link below for March 2003 photos of the scar at a point farther west
 

June 4, 2014 Meander Scar photos courtesy of Webmaster
 
1864 photo of the Big Black Battlefield courtesy of the Library of Congress
  
Panorama of the meander scar and battlefield east of CSA defense left flank
 
Panorama of the scar
 
Additional photo of the scar

March 2003 view of scar 1/4 mi. west of above camera position

     
 
(June 23, 2001) Enlarge Smith Station site, looking east toward Edwards
 
Brian Risher photo
 

(June 23, 2001) Enlarge Old US-80 approximately 1/2 mile west of Smith Station Road.  This very large live oak tree, and another nearby date to the time of the Battle of Big Black River
 
Brian Risher photo

     
 

(June 23, 2001) Enlarge Junction of Smith Station Road and Old US-80 (wartime Jackson Road). The view is looking west toward the Big Black battlefield, which is just beyond the trees in the distance 

 

(June 23, 2001) Enlarge Smith Station Road. The view is looking south toward Smith Station and the tracks marking the wartime route of the Southern Railroad of Mississippi

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