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

Concentration of Troops

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
1. Concentration of Troops Marker
Inscription.  Three divisions of the XIII Corps camped here May 7-9, 1863, while a reserve division was at Little Sand Creek, two miles southwest. On May 8, Grant reviewed the troops here. On May 9, the XVII Corps marched through Reganton and turned toward Utica. After they had passed, the reserve division moved here. One of Sherman's XV Corps divisions marched to Rocky Springs while another remained at Hankinson's Ferry. By the end of May 9, Grant had concentrated more than 35,000 men within five miles of Rocky Springs.
 
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° 6.937′ N, 90° 46.499′ W. Marker is near Utica, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Port Gibson Road and Ross Road, on the right when traveling north on Old Port Gibson Road. 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 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Concentration of Troops Marker at Old Port Gibson and Ross roads. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
2. Concentration of Troops Marker at Old Port Gibson and Ross roads.
flies. To The Railroad (approx. 1˝ miles away); Historic Crossroads (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Old Natchez Trace (approx. 2.7 miles away); Rocky Springs (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Town of Rocky Springs (approx. 2.9 miles away); Federals Occupy Rocky Springs (approx. 2.9 miles away); Lower Choctaw Boundary (approx. 3.7 miles away); Owens Creek (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Utica.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The marker is part of Grant's 1863 March to Vicksburg & Jackson. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
3. The marker is part of Grant's 1863 March to Vicksburg & Jackson.
 
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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 98 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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