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

C.S. Hudson's (Mississippi) Battery;

Stevenson's Division; Army of Vicksburg.

 
 
<small>C.S.</small> Hudson's (Mississippi) Battery; Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 24, 2017
1. C.S. Hudson's (Mississippi) Battery; Marker
Inscription.  
Lieut. J.R. Sweaney;
Lieut. M.H. Trantham.

The battery was engaged in the battle of Port Gibson, May 1, casualties, wounded 20. One section, under Lieut. E. S. Walton, served two 12-pounder howitzers in this position, railroad redoubt, from May 18 to about May 23, when the howitzers disabled by the fire of the Union batteries were removed. The enlisted men of the section were armed with muskets and served on the line of Lee’s brigade to the end of the defense, July 4. 1863. Casualties in battery during their defense severe but not reported, Lieut. E.S. Walton severely wounded, May 21; four of the enlisted men of the section captured May 22, by the detachment of the 22D Iowa Infantry that entered this redoubt in the assault that day.
 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is May 1, 1863.
 
Location. 32° 20.554′ N, 90° 51.36′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi
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, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from Confederate Avenue, 0.2 miles west of Union Avenue. Located atop Railroad Redoubt. 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. Illinois. (a few steps from this marker); Iowa 21st Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Iowa (a few steps from this marker); C.S. Alabama Battery (a few steps from this marker); Illinois. 77th Infantry. (within shouting distance of this marker); Landram's Brigade; Assault, May 22, 1863. (within shouting distance of this marker); The Railroad Redoubt. (within shouting distance of this marker); Lawler's Brigade; Assault, May 22, 1863. (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Additional keywords. C.S. Hudson's (Mississippi) Battery;
 
<small>C.S.</small> Hudson's (Mississippi) Battery; Marker on left. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 24, 2017
2. C.S. Hudson's (Mississippi) Battery; Marker on left.
Marker atop Railroad Redoubt in far background. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 24, 2017
3. Marker atop Railroad Redoubt in far background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 258 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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