Big Black River


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Big Black River

A river rising in north-central Mississippi and flowing about 530 km (330 mi) generally southwest to the Mississippi River below Vicksburg.
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The acquired property is located in southwest Mississippi, principally along the Mississippi River and Big Black River.
Pritchard--prowling his nephews' property while they're away competing in the 19th Annual Possum Trot Special--lays Ordeen's body to rest in the Big Black River. But wait.
During the inland march and subsequent battles at Raymond, Jackson, Champion Hill, and Big Black River, Grant continued to receive critical supplies by wagon train.
This resupply proved crucial following the battles of Champion Hill and Big Black River on May 16 and 17.
Likewise when I tell folks I paid $275 per acre for hunting land with a mile frontage on the Big Black River, they are sure I am pulling their leg.
In referencing the unsuccessful Union pursuit of Bowen's army near the Big Black River on May 4, the Federals claimed a trophy with the following statement: "The haste of the flying rebels may be imagined by the fact that General Bowen left his 'presented pistol' upon the hastily constructed bridge." Grant and his men faced Bowen and his soldiers again at Champion's Hill and Vicksburg where the encounters were even more brutal.
According to Dacus, the state's best trophy areas are the western counties along the Mississippi River and the Big Black River corridor through the center of Mississippi.
Sisum fell out of his boat and drowned in the Big Black River, Miss Eckhart tried to throw herself in his grave.
3:30 PRELIMINARY STUDIES ON WATER QUALITY OF THE BIG BLACK RIVER IN MISSISSIPPI (POLLUTION STUDIES)
The known historical ranges of three species--Gyprogenia aberti, Plethobasus cyphyus, and Quadrula quadrula--can be extended into the Big Black River drainage based upon their presence at the site.
Between two oxbow lakes, off the Big Black river, the acreage was mostly swampland, rife with beaver dams, when the first five members found it in the spring of 1992.
It was a thrill from the get go, but I never mustered enough bravery to climb out of the boat into the swift moving Big Black River west of Canton on the Madison-Yazoo county line.