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. —
Lieut. Israel P. Rumsey.
Erected by the 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 22, 1863.
Location. 32° 22.206′ N, 90° 50.431′ 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 Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Illinois Battery H, (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Battery H, (a few steps from this marker); 47th Ohio Infantry Regimental Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Hugh Ewing (within shouting distance of this marker); Giles A. Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); West Virginia 15th Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); U☆S 1st Battalion 13th U.S. Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Ohio Thirty Seventh Infantry; (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
Regarding U.S. Battery B,. This unit was attached to Major General Francis P. Blair's 2nd Division of Major General William T. Sherman's XV Army Corps. And was commanded by Captain Samuel E. Barrett and Lt. Israel P. Rumsey. (Captain William Cogswell commanded all 1st Illinois Light artillery.)
Additional keywords. U.S. Battery B,
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.