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

U.S. Battery A,

1st Missouri Light Artillery;

— 12th Div.: 13th Corps; Army of the Tennessee. —

 
 
<small>U.S.</small> Battery A, Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 24, 2017
1. U.S. Battery A, Marker
Inscription.  
Capt. George W. Schofield.

The battery served four pieces, kind and caliber 
unknown, in this position from about May 26. It
 also served the four 24-pounder siege guns on the 
line of Hovey's division, in a battery, not in the park,
 from about June 7 to the end of the siege, July 4,
 1863. A furnace was prepared at the position of the 
siege guns and hotshot were fired from them in 
an unsuccessful attempt to burn a mill inside the
 Confederate line. Reported casualties in battery 
during the campaign and siege, wounded 2.
 
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 26, 1863.
 
Location. 32° 20.421′ N, 90° 51.169′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Union Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Union Avenue, Vicksburg MS 39180, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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distance of this marker. Michael K. Lawler (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Michael K. Lawler (within shouting distance of this marker); Wisconsin Eleventh Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); "A Most Delightful Reunion" (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eugene A. Carr (about 500 feet away); Illinois 99th Infantry. (about 500 feet away); Illinois 33D Infantry (about 500 feet away); U.S. Battery A, (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Additional commentary.
1. The Smith & Wesson "Schofield Revolver".
The Smith & Wesson Model 3 revolver was a single-action, cartridge-firing, with a top-break and produced by Smith & Wesson from circa 1870 to 1915. The "Schofield" model, named after Major George W. Schofield, who made his own modifications to the Model 3 to meet his perceptions of the Cavalry's needs. Smith & Wesson incorporated these modifications into an 1875 design they named after the Major, planning to obtain significant military contracts for the new revolver.
    — Submitted November 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
Marker next to period gun. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 24, 2017
2. Marker next to period gun.

 
Additional keywords. U.S. Battery A,
 
<small>U.S.</small> Battery A, Marker looking north on Union Avenue. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 24, 2017
3. U.S. Battery A, Marker looking north on Union Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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