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(March 1997) Conjunction of Deer Creek & Rolling Fork Creek. SH-14 west of US-61, Rolling Fork, MS
 
Junction of Deer Creek and Rolling Fork Panorama

    

(March 2010) Enlarge Another view of the Conjunction of Deer Creek & Rolling Fork Creek. Deer Creek flows through the culvert at right center of picture
 
Bayou Expedition Tour Guide: Confederate troops were spread out along the creeks shooting at the Federals on the mounds and on the gunboats. Approximately 1/2 mile south of the junction of Deer Creek and Rolling Fork Creeks mark the farthest point north that Union gunboats advanced in the Steele's Bayou Expedition. Rolling Fork Creek had been blocked by felled trees; Porter would not get his boats through to the Sunflower River

    

(2006) Enlarge Rolling Fork west of US-61 Bridge
 
Richard Edling photo

 

(2006) Enlarge Rolling Fork just east of Deer Creek
 
Richard Edling photo

     

(March 2010) Enlarge Rolling Fork approximately mi. east of Deer Creek. View looking west

(March 2010) Enlarge Widow Watson's farm. Fields behind Sharkey-Issaquena Academy
 
Bayou Expedition Tour Guide: The Confederate cannoneers emplaced their artillery near the Widow Watson homestead approximately 1 mile east of the junction of Rolling Fork and Deer Creeks. This would be in the fields behind this school, located on the south bank of Rolling Fork Creek. From here Confederate artillery shot at Federal troops that were firing from the Indian mounds to the west

      

(March 2010) Enlarge Egremont Plantation

 

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