Battery Benton

Battery Benton (HMQGA)

Location: Vicksburg, MS 39180 Warren County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 18.761', W 90° 54.007'

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Acting Master J. Frank Weed

U.S.
Battery Benton
Acting Master J. Frank Weed
A detachment of Battery E, 1st Missouri Light Artillery under Lieut. Joseph B. Atwater and a detail of enlisted men of the 34th Iowa Infantry, all under Acting Master J. Frank Reed of the gunboat "Benton", served two 42-pounder rifled guns in this position, Battery Benton, from the morning of July 1 to the end of the siege, July 4, 1863. A shell from the Confederate mortar in South Fort exploded in the battery, July 1, killing two and badly wounding 4 enlisted men of the 34th Iowa Infantry.
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Placed ByVicksburg Battlefield Board - US War Department
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 11:56am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 697688 N 3577032
Decimal Degrees32.31268333, -90.90011667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 18.761', W 90° 54.007'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 18' 45.66" N, 90° 54' 0.42" W
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Area Code(s)601, 769
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 328 Navy Cir, Vicksburg MS 39180, US
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