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Vicksburg National Military Park in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Chicago Mercantile Battery.

Capt. Patrick H. White

— 10th.Div.,13th Corps. —

 
 
Chicago Mercantile Battery. Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
1. Chicago Mercantile Battery. Memorial
Inscription.  
In the assault, May 22, 1863, one gun
of the battery was dragged by hand,
with the assistance of enlisted men
of Benton's and Burbridge's brigades
to a position within a few yards
of the Confederate lunette on the
Baldwin's Ferry Road, and served
against that work for several hours.

Casualties:
Champion's Hill, May 16, Wounded 3.

ILLINOIS

 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant day of the year for for this entry is May 31.
 
Location. 32° 20.631′ N, 90° 50.952′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Memorial is on Union Avenue, 0.1 miles east of Clay Street, on the left when traveling east. Located 200 yards east of the Memorial Arch. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3201 Clay Street, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stephen G. Burbridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Wisconsin Twenty-Third Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Ohio Eighty Third Infantry (within shouting distance
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of this marker); Indiana Company C, 4th Cavalry. (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 23rd Wisconsin Infantry Camp (about 400 feet away); Indiana 1st Brig. 10th Div. 13th Corps (about 400 feet away); Vicksburg is the Key (about 400 feet away); Battle for Vicksburg (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Regarding Chicago Mercantile Battery.. A 'lunette' is a fortification with two faces forming a projecting angle, and two flanks.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on the Chicago Mercantile Independent Battery Light Artillery. (Submitted on June 7, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on Patrick H. White. (Submitted on June 8, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Chicago Mercantile Battery memorial on left. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
2. Chicago Mercantile Battery memorial on left.
Chicago Mercantile Battery memorial to left of Memorial Arch. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
3. Chicago Mercantile Battery memorial to left of Memorial Arch.
Entrance to the Vicksburg National Military Park. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
4. Entrance to the Vicksburg National Military Park.
Union Captain Patrick H. White image. Click for full size.
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5. Union Captain Patrick H. White
Awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions on May 22, 1863.
General William P. Benton / General Stephen G. Burbridge image. Click for full size.
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6. General William P. Benton / General Stephen G. Burbridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 351 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 8, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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