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Raymond in Hinds County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

U.S. 3d Battery, Ohio Light Artillery

 
 
U.S. 3d Battery, Ohio Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
1. U.S. 3d Battery, Ohio Light Artillery Marker
Inscription.

U.S. 3d Battery,
Ohio Light Artillery;
3d Div.; 17th Corps; Army of the Tennessee.
Capt. William S. Williams

This battery of four 12-pounder James rifles and two 6-pounder smoothbores was the third and final battery of Maj. Gen. John A. Logan’s division to arrive on the field. Going into battery around 11:30 a.m., May 12, 1863, Captain Williams’ guns served in this position on the left of the gun line to prevent any Confederate flanking movement from the west.

No casualties reported.
 
Location. 32° 14.376′ N, 90° 26.965′ 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. 8th Battery, Michigan Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. 11th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery (about 500 feet
View towards Fourteenmile Creek image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
2. View towards Fourteenmile Creek
View from the position of the 3d Battery
away, measured in a direct line); U.S. Battery D, 1st Illinois Light Artillery (about 700 feet away); A "Soldiers' Battle" in the Underbrush (approx. ¼ mile away); DeGolyer's Battery and the Artist's Eye (approx. ¼ mile away); Eyewitnesses in the Storm (approx. ¼ mile away); McPherson's Deployment (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named U.S. 8th Battery, Michigan Light Artillery (approx. ¼ mile 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. 3d Battery, Ohio Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
3. U.S. 3d Battery, Ohio Light Artillery Marker
View to east towards other batteries
U.S. 3d Battery, Ohio Light Artillery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
4. U.S. 3d Battery, Ohio Light Artillery
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
3d Battery at far right position of the line
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 151 times since then and 8 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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