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

Mississippi Company A 1st Light Artillery

 
 
Company A 1st Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 26, 2017
1. Company A 1st Light Artillery Marker
Inscription.  
Capt. S.J. Ridley
Lieut. Charles E. Hooker
Lieut. P.B. Lancaster
Forney's Division

Engaged Chamption Hill, May 16
Big Black River Bridge, May 17
Defense, May 18 - July 4
Casualties severe, but not fully reported
Capt. S.J. Ridley and Lieut. Allen N. Sharkey killed
Lieut. Charles E. Hooker and
Lieut. Frank Johnston severely wounded

 
Erected by the State of Mississippi.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant day of the year for for this entry is May 16.
 
Location. 32° 20.852′ N, 90° 51.335′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Grove Street and Baldwin Ferry Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Grove 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. Jefferson Davis (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); C.S. Artillery Company, (about 300 feet away); C.S. Company A, 1st Mississippi Light Artillery;
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(about 400 feet away); C.S. Company G, 1st Mississippi Light Artillery; (about 400 feet away); Anshe Chesed Congregation (about 400 feet away); C.S. Company B, (about 400 feet away); Company G 1st Light Artillery, Mississippi (about 400 feet away); C.S. Alabama Battery; (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
More about this marker. Although within the boundaries of Vicksburg National Military Park, access is from outside the park.
 
Regarding Mississippi Company A 1st Light Artillery. Company A, Ridley’s Battery, also known as Jackson Light Artillery, was raised in Hinds & Madison Counties in Mississippi.
 
Also see . . .  The American Civil War - Mississippi: 1st Light Artillery Regiment. (Submitted on November 2, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Company A 1st Light Artillery Marker can be seen from Grove Street looking north. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 26, 2017
2. Company A 1st Light Artillery Marker can be seen from Grove Street looking north.
View from the marker south on Baldwin Ferry Road towards Clay Avenue. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 26, 2017
3. View from the marker south on Baldwin Ferry Road towards Clay Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 28, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 454 times since then and 91 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 2, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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