The Hill of Death


The Battle of Champion Hill, May 16, 1863.

About 25 miles west of Jackson, major portions of the battlefield remain preserved, including the Coker House, complete with bullet holes in the door and cannonball holes in the sides.

hill-of-death“Grant’s crown of immortality was won, and the jewel that shone most brightly in it was set there by the blood of the men of Champion Hills…Six thousand blue and gray-coated men were lying there in the woods, dead or wounded, when the last gun of Champion Hills was fired.”
~ Major S.H.M. Byers, Fifth Iowa Infantry.

I haven’t been back down there since they refurbished the Coker House.  I need to plan a trip and take the grandkids real soon.

3 Responses

  1. Be sure and let the young’uns know that Grant’s victory was a Pyrrhic victory in the War For Southern Independence, as the Federal Government has continuously stolen our freedoms and liberty since that time.
    The Last Trench.

  2. I always think of Daddy when I hear Champion Hill. He used to play on those grounds as a little boy growing up in Edwards.

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