Near Raymond in Hinds County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Battle of Raymond
†††††On May 12, Grantís forces drew fire from a Confederate brigade, commanded by Brig. Gen. John Gregg, located on the southern edge of Raymond three miles east of here. After a day of bitter fighting the Confederates retreated toward Jackson leaving their wounded in the county courthouse. This setto convinced Grant of the need to take Jackson in order to assure success of his forthcoming siege of Vicksburg.
Erected by National Park Service.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
Location. 32° 16.653′ N, 90° 28.538′ W. Marker is near Raymond, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker is on Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 78.3), 0.6 miles south of Mississippi Highway 467, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Raymond MS 39154, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are C.S. Gregg's Task Force (approx. 2.8 miles away); C.S. Bledsoe's Missouri Battery (3 Guns) (approx. 2.8 miles away); Bledsoe's Battery (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named C.S. Gregg's Task Force (approx. 2.8 miles away); To Clinton and Jackson (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Campaign Turns East (approx. 2.9 miles away); a different marker also named C.S. Gregg's Task Force (approx. 2.9 miles away); Battle of Raymond - This Walking Trail (approx. 3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Raymond.
Also see . . .
1. Natchez Trace Parkway. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 18, 2015.)
2. Battle of Raymond - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 18, 2015.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 202 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.