Raymond in Hinds County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
U.S. 8th Battery, Michigan Light Artillery
Michigan Light Artillery;
3d Div.; 17th Corps; Army of the Tennessee.
Capt. Samuel De Golyer.
This battery of “flying artillery” was the initial battery of Maj. Gen. John A. Loganís division to arrive on the field around 10:30 a.m., May 12, 1863. Captain De Golyer placed his six guns near the Fourteenmile Creek bridge with two 12-pounder howitzers to the left of the Utica Road and four 12-pounder James rifles to the right of the road. The battery soon fell back 260 yards to a position west of the Utica Road on the higher ground of Artillery Ridge.
Location. 32° 14.446′ N, 90° 26.719′ W. Marker is in Raymond, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker can be reached from Port Gibson Street 0.1 miles from Mississippi Highway 18, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located in the main part of the Raymond Military Park; the above directions are to the parking area for 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. McPherson's Deployment (here, next to this marker); DeGolyer's Battery and the Artist's Eye (a few steps from this marker); Eyewitnesses in the Storm Battle of Raymond (within shouting distance of this marker); A "Soldiers' Battle" in the Underbrush (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Texas Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S. Battery D, 1st Illinois Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S. 11th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Raymond.
More about this marker. Marker is located along the Raymond Military Park walking trail just across Fourteen Mile Creek. It is a ľ mile walk from the parking area to the marker.
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 5, 2015.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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