Fort Curtis, Phillips county

Fort Curtis played a pivotal role in the Battle of Helena on July 4, 1863. This Union stronghold was attacked that day by a Confederate army hoping to draw attention away from Vicksburg. It resulted in a Union victory though as they were able to stop the Confederates. Today this recreated fort stands a few blocks from the original which stood where the Baptist Church does today

The fort is smaller than the original but is exact on how it looked.

The fort is part of the Delta Cultural Center and is free for the public to view from 9 am to 4:30 pm everyday. Sometimes it is closed on Sundays and certain holidays.

Re-enactors are there on many occasions and tours can be arranged if you call ahead.

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