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

To The Railroad

 
 
To The Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
1. To The Railroad Marker
Inscription.  On May 8, 1863, as the Union XV Corps left Grand Gulf, two divisions of the XVII Corps rested at Hankinson's Ferry and Rocky Springs to wait for rations. Three divisions of the XIII Corps camped at Big Sand Creek, one and a half miles northeast, while a fourth was at Little Sand Creek. On May 9, the two XVII Corps divisions marched through here along the Natchez Trace and passed through the XIII Corps divisions, which remained in camp. The object of these maneuvers was to move the army toward the railroad.
 
Erected 2013 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 32° 5.976′ N, 90° 47.561′ W. Marker is near Utica, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker is on Old Port Gibson Road south of Midway Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Old Port Gibson Road, Utica MS 39175, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Old Natchez Trace (approx. 1.2 miles
View looking north on Old Port Gibson Road (Grant's March). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
2. View looking north on Old Port Gibson Road (Grant's March).
away); Rocky Springs (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Town of Rocky Springs (approx. 1.4 miles away); Federals Occupy Rocky Springs (approx. 1.4 miles away); Concentration of Troops (approx. 1˝ miles away); Owens Creek (approx. 3.3 miles away); Historic Crossroads (approx. 3.9 miles away); Lower Choctaw Boundary (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Utica.
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
View looking south on Old Port Gibson Road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
3. View looking south on Old Port Gibson Road.
Grant's 1863 March road marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
4. Grant's 1863 March road marker.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 87 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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