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

U.S. Battery G,

2D Illinois Light Artillery;

 

— 3d Div.; 17th Corps; Army of the Tennessee. —

 
<small>U.S.</small> Battery G, Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
1. U.S. Battery G, Marker
Inscription.  
Capt. Frederick Sparrestrom;
Lieut. John W. Lowell.

By a collision between the transports "Horizon" 
and "Moderator", about 3 a.m., May 1, while the battery 
was crossing the river to Bruinsburg, Mississippi, 
the "Horizon" was sunk, two enlisted men were 
drowned, the guns, the equipment and most of the 
horses of the battery were lost. It was sent to 
Memphis to refit, rejoined its command about June 
30, and probably served four James rifles on the 
line of Logan's Division from that date to the end 
of the siege, July 4, 1863.
 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is May 1, 1863.
 
Location. 32° 21.533′ N, 90° 50.35′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from Union Avenue, 0.6 miles north of Pemberton Avenue, on the right when traveling
Marker is the second blue on on the right. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
2. Marker is the second blue on on the right.
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north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Union Avenue, 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. U.S. 11th Battery, (here, next to this marker); U.S. Logan's Approach (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wexford Lodge (Shirley House) (about 500 feet away); Manning F. Force Monument (about 600 feet away); Standing Guard at Jackson Road (about 600 feet away); Art That Honors (about 700 feet away); U.S. Battery L. (approx. ¼ mile away); The Mine Explosion (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Additional keywords. U.S. Battery G,
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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