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

Engagement at Jackson, Mississippi, May 14.

Campaign, Siege, and Defense of Vicksburg; 1863.

 
 
Engagement at Jackson, Mississippi, May 14. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
1. Engagement at Jackson, Mississippi, May 14. Marker
Inscription.  The Union Army, under command of Maj. Gen. U.S. Grant, was composed of Steele's and Tuttle's Divisions, 15th Corps, Maj. Gen. Wm. T. Sherman commanding; and Logan's and Crocker’s Divisions, 17th Corps, Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson commanding. Gen. Grant was with Gen. Sherman. The Confederate Army, under command of Brig. Gen. John Gregg, was composed of Gregg's, Gist's, and Walker's brigades. Gen. Joseph E. Johnston was in the city. Gist’s Brigade was posted on the Clinton Road about three miles west of Jackson, Walker’s supported Gist's, and Gregg’s was on the right of Gist’s. The Third Kentucky mounted infantry, a battalion of sharpshooters and Martin’s battery of Walker's Brigade, were posted on the Raymond road about two miles from the city. The divisions of the 15th Corps marched towards Jackson on the Raymond Road; Tuttle's formed line of battle on both sides of that road and drove the Confederate force into the intrenchment; Steele's formed line on both sides of the railroad; the two divisions advanced and occupied the intrenchments on their respective fronts. The divisions of the 17th Corps marched on the Clinton Road; Crocker's formed
The statue of General U.S. Grant can be seen above the marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
2. The statue of General U.S. Grant can be seen above the marker.
line of battle, with Logan's in reserve, drove the Confederate line from its position after a sharp fight, advanced and occupied the intrenchment on its front. Casualties: Union; killed 42, wounded 251, missing 7, total 300, one officer killed. Confederate: killed 17, wounded 64, missing 118, total 199, one officer killed.
 
Erected by the United States War Department.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant series list.
 
Location. 32° 22.621′ N, 90° 50.064′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Grant Circle west of Grant Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Grant Circle, 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. Engagement at Raymond, Mississippi, May 12. (a few steps from this marker); Ulysses S. Grant (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Champion's Hill, Mississippi, May 16. (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Port Gibson, Mississippi, May 1. (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Detached for Service on Gunboats; (within
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shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Detached for Service on Gunboats (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named U.S. Detached for Service on Gunboats; (within shouting distance of this marker); Assault on the Confederate Line of Defense, May 19. (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Battle of Jackson, Mississippi. (Submitted on November 17, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 28, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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