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U.S. 8th Battery, Michigan Light Artillery

 
 
U.S. 8th Battery, Michigan Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
1. U.S. 8th Battery, Michigan Light Artillery Marker
Inscription.

U.S. 8th Battery,
Michigan Light Artillery;
3rd Div.; 17th Corps; Army of the Tennessee.
Capt. Samuel De Golyer

This was the third and final position of De Golyer’s battery of two 12-pounder howitzers and four 12-pounder James rifles at Raymond. From its first position near the Fourteenmile Creek Bridge the battery fell back 260 yards to higher ground west of the Utica Road on Artillery Ridge. Around 11 a.m. the guns of Battery D, 1st Illinois Light Artillery arrived, and De Golyer’s battery was shifted 150 yards west to this position to cover the left flank of Brig Gen Elias S. Dennis’ brigade.

Casualties 1 wounded.
 
Location. 32° 14.352′ N, 90° 26.924′ W. Marker is in Raymond, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 18 0.4 miles south of Port Gibson Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located in a section of the Raymond Military Park known as Artillery Ridge that is detached from the main part of the park; the above directions are to the parking area for this section of the park. Marker is in this post office area: Raymond MS 39154, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S. 11th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery
View towards Union and Confederate Positions on Fourteenmile Creek image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
2. View towards Union and Confederate Positions on Fourteenmile Creek
View from the position of the 8th Battery
(within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. 3d Battery, Ohio Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Battery D, 1st Illinois Light Artillery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); DeGolyer's Battery and the Artist's Eye (approx. 0.2 miles away); A "Soldiers' Battle" in the Underbrush (approx. 0.2 miles away); McPherson's Deployment (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Raymond (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named U.S. 8th Battery, Michigan Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Raymond.
 
Also see . . .  Friends of Raymond. Official website of the Friends of Raymond with detailed information on the Battle of Raymond and the preservation of the battlefield. (Submitted on July 3, 2015.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
U.S. 8th Battery, Michigan Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
3. U.S. 8th Battery, Michigan Light Artillery Marker
U.S. 8th Battery, Michigan Light Artillery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
4. U.S. 8th Battery, Michigan Light Artillery
View to west
View of Union Batteries from Highway 18 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
5. View of Union Batteries from Highway 18
View from Fourteen Mile Creek towards Union Batteries image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
6. View from Fourteen Mile Creek towards Union Batteries
8th Battery at center right position of the line
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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