Raymond in Hinds County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
U.S. 11th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery
Ohio Light Artillery;
7th Div.; 17th Corps; Army of the Tennessee.
Lieut. Fletcher E. Armstrong.
The two 12-pounder howitzers, two 6-pounder smoothbores, and two 12-pounder James rifles of this battery were the only guns of Brig. Gen. Marcellus Crocker’s Division to be engaged at Raymond. The guns were the last battery to arrive on the field and were moved into position around 12:30 p.m. The battery served in this location throughout the afternoon and brought the total number of Federal guns on the field to 22.
No casualties reported.
Location. 32° 14.329′ N, 90° 26.884′ W. Marker is in Raymond, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 18 0.4 miles from Port Gibson Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in a section of the Raymond Military Park known as Artillery Ridge that is detached from the main part of the park; the above directions are to the parking area for this section 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. U.S. Battery D, 1st Illinois Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. 8th Battery, Michigan Light Artillery U.S. 3d Battery, Ohio Light Artillery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Raymond (approx. 0.2 miles away); DeGolyer's Battery and the Artist's Eye (approx. 0.2 miles away); McPherson's Deployment (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named U.S. 8th Battery, Michigan Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eyewitnesses in the Storm (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map 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 3, 2015.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 196 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 3, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.