C.S. River Batteries; Army of Vicksburg.

C.S. River Batteries; Army of Vicksburg. (HM26DP)

Location: Vicksburg, MS 39183 Warren County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 21.094', W 90° 51.134'

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Colonel Ed Higgins.


1st Louisiana Heavy Artillery, {Colonel C. A. Fuller.

{Lieut. Col. D. Beltzhoover.

8th Louisiana Heavy Artillery Battalion, Major F. N. Ogden

22nd Louisiana (Detachment). Captain Samuel Jones.

1st Tennessee Heavy Artillery, Colonel A. Jackson. Jr.

Tennessee Battery, Captain T. N. Johnston.

Tennessee Battery, Captain J.P. Lynch.

Vaiden (Mississippi) Battery, Captain S. C. Bains.



The command, at the beginning of the defense, May 18, 1863, was in charge of about thirty - eight heavy guns in position on the river front line, and thirteen light guns on the city front. Eleven light and six heavy guns were successively ordered to the rear line of defense with the detachments serving them, but one heavy gun was moved back to the river line. The attacks of the Union gunboats were repulsed, May 22 and May 27. The gunboat "Cincinnati" being sunk in the great bend of the river by the upper batteries on the last named day. Casualties: in opposing the passage of the Union transports, the night of April 22, killed 1, wounded 2, total 3; and during the defense, about 30 killed and wounded.
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HM NumberHM26DP
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Placed ByThe United States War Department
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Date Added Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 702110 N 3581432
Decimal Degrees32.35156667, -90.85223333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 21.094', W 90° 51.134'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 21' 5.6400000000001" N, 90° 51' 8.04" W
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Area Code(s)601
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Pemberton Cir, Vicksburg MS 39183, US
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