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

U.S. 8th Battery,

Ohio Light Artillery

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

 
 
<small>U.S.</small> 8th Battery, Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
1. U.S. 8th Battery, Marker
Inscription.  
Capt. James F. Putnam.
The battery served two 30-pounder Parrott rifles in this position from about May 24 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 this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is May 24, 1863.
 
Location. 32° 22.571′ N, 90° 51.875′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Union Avenue, on the left when traveling west. 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. Navy to the Rescue (within shouting distance of this marker); Campaign, Siege and Defense of Vicksburg, 1863. (within shouting distance of this marker); Vicksburg Navy Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Battery F, (within shouting distance of this marker); The USS Cairo (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Paddle Wheel - USS Cairo
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(about 600 feet away); Officers' Quarters - USS Cairo (about 600 feet away); Steering an Ironclad - USS Cairo (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Regarding U.S. 8th Battery,. This unit was attached to Major General Francis P. Blair's 2d Division, Major General's William T. Sherman's and Frederick Steel's XV Army Corps, and commanded by Captain James F. Putnam.
 
Additional keywords. U.S. 8th Battery,
 
Marker is located between two Ohio monuments. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
2. Marker is located between two Ohio monuments.
View of marker from Union Avenue. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
3. View of marker from Union Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 8, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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