Confederate Anchor and chain

Confederate Anchor and chain Columbus Kentucky


Stock #: 516827
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
City: Columbus
State: Kentucky (KY)
County: Hickman
Publisher: Thompson's Community Service
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
Additional Details:
The Anchor and Chain was used by Southern forces to blockade the Mississippi River. The strategic location and the commanding bluffs of Columbus offered the most desirable fortification between Cairo and Vicksburg during the Civil War. It was the northern terminus of the Mobile and Ohio Railroad which stretched away to Mobile Bay. This position was fortified by the Confederates under Maj. Gen. Leonidas Polk, Sept. 3, 1861 and was evacuated to the Union Jan. 20th, 1862.

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