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

C.S. Bledsoe's Missouri Battery (3 Guns)

Gregg's Task Force

 
 
C.S. Bledsoe's Missouri Battery (3 Guns) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
1. C.S. Bledsoe's Missouri Battery (3 Guns) Marker
Inscription.

C.S. Bledsoe’s Missouri Battery (3 Guns),
Gregg’s Task Force;
Capt. Hiram M. Bledsoe.

Around 9:30 a.m., May 12, 1863, Brig. Gen. John Gregg placed Captain Bledsoe’s two 12-pounder smoothbores and one Whitworth rifle here on a knoll at the junction of the Port Gibson and Utica roads, a position that commanded the Fourteenmile Creek bridge, 870 yards distant. At 10 a.m. Bledsoe’s guns opened fire on Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson’s approaching Federals of the XVII Corps. Around 2:30 p.m. the Whitworth burst during firing, and by 4:00 p.m. Gregg began withdrawing his outnumbered troops from the field.

No casualties reported.
 
Location. 32° 14.857′ N, 90° 26.552′ W. Marker is in Raymond, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Old Port Gibson Road and Port Gibson Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located in a section of the Raymond Military Park known as Bledsoe’s Battery that is detached from the main part 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. C.S. Gregg's Task Force (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named C.S. Gregg's Task Force
C.S. Bledsoe's Missouri Battery (3 Guns) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
2. C.S. Bledsoe's Missouri Battery (3 Guns) Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Bledsoe's Battery (a few steps from this marker); To Clinton and Jackson (within shouting distance of this marker); The Campaign Turns East (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named C.S. Gregg's Task Force (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Raymond - This Walking Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle of Raymond as a Pivotal Point in the Vicksburg Campaign (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 6, 2015.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Markers at Bledsoe's Battery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
3. Markers at Bledsoe's Battery
C.S. Bledsoe's Missouri Battery marker at center
Bledsoe's Battery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
4. Bledsoe's Battery
Bledsoe's Battery at Intersection of Old Port Gisbon Road and Port Gibson Street image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
5. Bledsoe's Battery at Intersection of Old Port Gisbon Road and Port Gibson Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 166 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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