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

U.S. Carr's Approach.

 
 
<small>U.S.</small> Carr's Approach Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 24, 2017
1. U.S. Carr's Approach Marker
Inscription.  Beginning of Carr's sap from second parallel to the Confederate railroad redoubt. Work on it commenced June 25.
 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil. A significant month for this entry is June.
 
Location. 32° 20.526′ N, 90° 51.338′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Confederate Avenue, 0.2 miles west of Union Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Confederate Avenue, Vicksburg MS 39180, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ohio (a few steps from this marker); Lawler's Brigade; Assault, May 22, 1863. (within shouting distance of this marker); The Railroad Redoubt. (within shouting distance of this marker); Landram's Brigade; Assault, May 22, 1863. (within shouting distance of this marker); Illinois. 77th Infantry. (within shouting distance of this marker); C.S. Alabama Battery
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Iowa 21st Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Illinois. (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Regarding U.S. Carr's Approach.. Sap or sapping is a term used in siege operations. Any trench excavated under defensive musket or artillery fire that was intended to advance a besieging army's position in relation to the works of an attacked fortification was referred to as a sap.
 
Additional keywords. U.S. Carr's Approach.
 
<small>U.S.</small> Carr's Approach Marker looking towards the railroad redoubt. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 24, 2017
2. U.S. Carr's Approach Marker looking towards the railroad redoubt.
Union General Eugene Asa Carr image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton
3. Union General Eugene Asa Carr
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 169 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 3, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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