Vicksburg in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
The trench for Thayer's Approach to the Confederate work in his front was started about May 30, 1863, on the north side of this ridge, through which it was carried by a tunnel. Preserved by the brick arch. The trench across the ravine to the foot of the spur south of this marker, about 6 feet wide and 6 feet deep, was covered by a blinding of bundles of can laid across it and affording protection against rifle balls. The Confederates did not use artillery against this blinding. When the trench reached cover at the base of spur two lines of approach were started and these lines united on top of the spur to form one approach.
Location. 32° 22.447′ N, 90° 51′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Union Avenue 0.8 miles west of Grant Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tennessee (approx. 0.7 miles away); Randal W. MacGavock (approx. 0.7 miles away); John Adams (approx. ¾ mile away); Vicksburg Navy Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Ulysses S. Grant Soldiers Rest C.S.A. Cemetery (approx. one mile away); 1st and 3rd Mississippi Infantry Regiments (USA) (approx. one mile away); U.S.S. Cairo (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Vicksburg.
Also see . . . Vicksburg National Military Park. National Park Service (Submitted on October 4, 2015.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 141 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.