Champion Hill Battlefield

4 mi. SW of Bolton, Bolton, Mississippi

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Description 

The Civil War battle at Champion Hill was a crucial Union victory in the 1863 Vicksburg campaign, itself a turning point in the Civil War. Troops led by General Ulysses S. Grant forced the retreat of General John C. Pemberton's Confederate forces on May 16, 1863. The siege of Vicksburg followed, and on July 4, 1863, the Confederates surrendered the city and its 29,500-man garrison. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 5, 1977

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 7, 1971
Reference number
71000450
Area of significance
Military
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
District
Historic function
Battle site
Current functions
Single dwelling; Agricultural fields
Period of significance
1850-1874
Significant year
1863
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 3
Contributing sites: 1
Contributing objects: 1