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Vicksburg in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

U.S. Battery Benton.

Acting Master J. Frank Reed.

 
 
U.S. Battery Benton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 7, 2010
1. U.S. Battery Benton Marker
Inscription.
U.S.
Battery Benton.
Acting Master J. Frank Reed.
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.
 
Erected by Vicksburg Battlefield Board - US War Department.
 
Location. 32° 18.761′ N, 90° 54.007′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Navy Circle west of South Washington Street (U.S. 61). Click for map. Marker is on the hill overlooking the Mississippi River, north of I-20 and the Mississippi State Visitor Center. Marker is in this post office area: Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vicksburg Siege (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mississippi (about 300 feet away); "The Widow Blakely"
U.S. Battery Benton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 7, 2010
2. U.S. Battery Benton Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Tobias Gibson (approx. 0.6 miles away); Alpha Kappa Alpha National Presidents (approx. 1.7 miles away); Ninth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers (approx. 2 miles away in Louisiana); U.S. African Brigade (approx. 2 miles away in Louisiana); U.S. Marine Hospital (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Vicksburg.
 
Additional keywords. U.S. Navy; Vicksburg Campaign; Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Categories. War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
View toward Louisiana from "Navy Circle", north of the Mississippi Welcome Center image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 7, 2010
3. View toward Louisiana from "Navy Circle", north of the Mississippi Welcome Center
- Vicksburg Bridge, I-20/US80 at left; Old Vicksburg Bridge, Kansas City Southern Railway (National Register of Historic Places, 1989) at right.
View northward toward the Vicksburg riverfront and the Ameristar Casino Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 7, 2010
4. View northward toward the Vicksburg riverfront and the Ameristar Casino Hotel
 
 
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