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

U.S. Battery B,

1st Illinois Light Artillery;

 

— 2D Div.: 15th Corps; Army of the Tennessee. —

 
<small>U.S.</small> Battery B, Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
1. U.S. Battery B, Marker
Inscription.  
Capt. Samuel E. Barrett;
Lieut. Israel P. Rumsey.

The left section of the battery served its pieces in this position from the morning of May 20, 1863, to the evening of the next 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 20, 1863.
 
Location. 32° 22.305′ N, 90° 50.464′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from Old Graveyard Road 0.1 miles west of Union Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Old Graveyard Road, 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. Iowa 2nd Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Ohio Ninety Fifth Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Buckland's Brigade; Assaults, May 19 and May 22, 1863. (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Ewing's Approach. (within shouting distance of this marker); Ohio Thirtieth Infantry;
View of marker looking north towards gun. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
2. View of marker looking north towards gun.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Dash of Courage (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); U.S. Battery H, (about 400 feet away); Ohio Thirty Seventh Infantry; (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 7, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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