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Raymond in Hinds County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Battle of Raymond
 
Battle of Raymond Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Karl Stelly
1. Battle of Raymond Marker
 
Inscription. May 12, 1863, on Fourteen Mile Creek, 2,500 Confederate troops under Gen. John Gregg attacked a 10,000 man corps under Gen. James B. McPherson. Outnumbered, Gregg was forced to withdraw to Jackson.
 
Erected by The Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Location. 32° 14.963′ N, 90° 24.845′ W. Marker is in Raymond, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker is on Mississippi Route 18 0.1 miles west of Hinds Boulevard, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Raymond MS 39154, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The McCoy Brothers (approx. 0.9 miles away); Clinton Cemetery (approx. 8.1 miles away); Cowles Mead Cemetery (approx. 8.3 miles away); Indian Trading Post (approx. 9 miles away); Ishmon Bracey (approx. 11.7 miles away); The Gowdy Community (approx. 12.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Friends of Raymond. Organization focused on preserving and interpreting the site of this battlefield. (Submitted on January 5, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Texas State Memorial, Battle of Raymond Photo, Click for full size
By Karl Stelly
2. Texas State Memorial, Battle of Raymond
The State of Texas erected this memorial in 2002 to honor its sons who fought here at the Battle of Raymond on May 12, 1863. This is one of only about 20 such memorials erected by the State of Texas to commemorate their troops engaged in Civil War battles at a number of important locations.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,037 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 2, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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