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

C.S. Gregg's Task Force

1st Tennessee Infantry Battalion

 
 
1st Tennessee Infantry Battalion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
1. 1st Tennessee Infantry Battalion Marker
Inscription.

C.S. Gregg’s Task Force
Brig. Gen. John Gregg
1st Tennessee Infantry Battalion
Maj. Stephen H. Colms

This battalion was initially posted north of here to the right of Bledsoe’s battery in support of the three guns. About 2 p.m., Major Colms was ordered to move his command southward to cover the hardpressed 7th Texas Infantry. General Gregg then ordered Colms to threaten the Union left at Fourteenmile Creek to prevent the Federals from flanking the Confederates. Colms’ Tennesseans moved south through this field and held the Federals in check. Around 4 p.m. Gregg ordered his units to fall back, and Colms shifted his command left to a point east of the Utica Road to cover the withdrawal of the 7th Texas.

Casualties 3 killed, 9 wounded, 30 missing or captured
 
Location. 32° 14.682′ N, 90° 26.625′ W. Marker is in Raymond, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker can be reached from Port Gibson Street 0.1 miles north of 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
The Field Crossed by the 1st Tennessee Infantry image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
2. The Field Crossed by the 1st Tennessee Infantry
walking distance of this marker. The Campaign Turns East (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Raymond - This Walking Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Raymond as a Pivotal Point in the Vicksburg Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); The Little J Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); The Vicksburg Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); Gregg's Battle Plan (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); To Clinton and Jackson (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named C.S. Gregg's Task Force (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 northwest of the exhibit kiosk. It is a 400-foot 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 6, 2015.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Markers Near the End of the Walking Trail image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
3. Markers Near the End of the Walking Trail
The 1st Tennessee Infantry Battalion marker is the nearest marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 132 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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