C.S. Bledsoe's Missouri Battery (3 Guns)

C.S. Bledsoe's Missouri Battery (3 Guns) (HM1LLC)

Location: Raymond, MS 39154 Hinds County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 14.857', W 90° 26.552'

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Gregg's Task Force

C.S. Bledsoe's Missouri Battery (3 Guns),
Gregg's Task Force;
Capt. Hiram M. Bledsoe.

Around 9:30 a.m., May 12, 1863, Brig. Gen. John Gregg placed Captain Bledsoe's two 12-pounder smoothbores and one Whitworth rifle here on a knoll at the junction of the Port Gibson and Utica roads, a position that commanded the Fourteenmile Creek bridge, 870 yards distant. At 10 a.m. Bledsoe's guns opened fire on Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson's approaching Federals of the XVII Corps. Around 2:30 p.m. the Whitworth burst during firing, and by 4:00 p.m. Gregg began withdrawing his outnumbered troops from the field.

No casualties reported.
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Date Added Monday, July 6th, 2015 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 740949 N 3570753
Decimal Degrees32.24761667, -90.44253333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 14.857', W 90° 26.552'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 14' 51.42" N, 90° 26' 33.12" W
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Area Code(s)601
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 19650 Old Port Gibson Rd, Raymond MS 39154, US
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