Union Battery Position

Union Battery Position (HM1CJO)

Location: Jackson, MS 39216 Hinds County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 19.859', W 90° 10.177'

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Following the surrender of Vicksburg on July 4, 1863, Union forces under William T. Sherman pursued Joseph E. Johnston's Confederate army to Jackson and laid siege to the city. North of Jackson, Parke's IX Corps moved astride the Canton Road and placed artillery on this ridge, near the site of the state insane asylum. On July 11-14, the six guns of Batteries L and M, 3rd U.S. Artillery, fired 257 rounds into the city and its defenses. This gun emplacement is one of few intact Civil War site in Jackson.
Year Placed2004
Placed ByMississippi Department of Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 6:23am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 766426 N 3580644
Decimal Degrees32.33098333, -90.16961667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 19.859', W 90° 10.177'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 19' 51.54" N, 90° 10' 10.62" W
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Area Code(s)601
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2500 N State St, Jackson MS 39216, US
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