Remembers the valor and devotion of its sons who participated in the Battle of Raymond and in other engagements of the Vicksburg Campaign.
Upon this field on May 12, 1863, soldiers of the 7th Texas Infantry, led by Regimental Commander Colonel Hiram B. Granbury, and other regiments of Brigadier General John Gregg's brigade fought with grim determination against two divisions of Federal forces under the command of Major General James B. McPherson. The Union advance was part of a larger campaign designed to capture the strategic port city of Vicksburg on the Mississippi River. Leading the Confederate assault against the Federals, Granbury's Texans stepped forward at noon and surged across Fourteenmile Creek, where they met the enemy in force. They valiantly struggled with regiments from Ohio and Illinois, while all along the battle line the Southern soldiers of Gregg's brigade faced three times their number. Despite their courageous effort, the Confederate troops were checked and forced from the field around 4:30 p.m. The engagement at Raymond was a precursor to the intense fighting to follow during the siege of Vicksburg.
In the Battle of Raymond, the Texans lost 22 men killed, 73 wounded, and 63 missing in action.
A memorial to Texans who served the Confederacy.
Erected by the State of Texas 2001
Texas Units Engaged in the Vicksburg Campaign
1st Texas Sharpshooters Battalion · 2nd Texas Infantry Regiment · 3rd Texas Cavalry Regiment · 6th Texas Cavalry Regiment · 6th Texas (Dismounted) Cavalry Regiment · 7th Texas Infantry Regiment · 9th Texas Cavalry Regiment · 9th Texas Infantry Regiment · 10th Texas (Dismounted) Cavalry Regiment · 11th Texas Infantry Regiment · 12th Texas Cavalry Regiment · 12th Texas Infantry Regiment · 13th Texas (Dismounted) Cavalry Regiment · 14th Texas (Dismounted) Cavalry Regiment · 14th Texas Infantry Regiment · 16th Texas (Dismounted) Cavalry Regiment · 16th Texas Infantry Regiment · 17th Texas Infantry Regiment · 18th Texas Infantry Regiment · 19th Texas Infantry Regiment · 21st Texas Cavalry Regiment · 22nd Texas Infantry Regiment · 27th Texas Cavalry Regiment · 28th Texas (Dismounted) Cavalry Regiment · 32nd Texas (Dismounted) Cavalry Regiment · Bridges' Battalion · Daniel's Battery · Edgar's Battery · Haldeman's Battery · Pratt's Battery · Waul's Texas Legion
Texas Remembers and Honors Her Sons
They Sleep the Sleep of the Brave
(Tablet at Base of Memorial)
Erected through the dedication of the Texas Historical Commission, Friends of the Texas Historical Commission, Austin Civil War Roundtable, Austin, Texas, Morse Family Foundation, Austin, Texas, The Society of the Order of the Southern Cross, Stasswender Memorials, Austin, Texas, Other Friends Who Cherish Undaunted Courage