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

C.S. Company B,

14th Mississippi Light Art. Battalion;

— Smith's Division; Army of Vicksburg. —

 
 
<small>C.S.</small> Company B, Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 26, 2017
1. C.S. Company B, Marker
Inscription.  
Capt. J.H Yates
The second section of the company, under Lieut. W. J. Shelton, served two 6-pounder guns and one 24-pounder siege gun in this position, Fort Hill, from the morning of May 19 to about June 12, when the siege gun was disabled by having a trunnion cracked nearly off. It was then loaded with grape and remained in this position, ready to be fired in case of an assault. The two 6-pounder guns were served to the end of the defense, July 4. 1863. Reported casualties in battalion during the defense, wounded 3.
 
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 19, 1863.
 
Location. 32° 22.212′ N, 90° 52.149′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from Confederate Avenue, 0.2 miles east of Connecting Avenue. Located atop Fort Hill. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Confederate Avenue, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
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of this marker. C.S. Johnston's Company, (a few steps from this marker); Tennessee River Batteries (within shouting distance of this marker); Explore the Defenses (within shouting distance of this marker); Mississippi 14th Light Art. Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); A Stronghold on the Bluffs (within shouting distance of this marker); C.S. Company C, (within shouting distance of this marker); Campaign, Siege and Defense of Vicksburg, 1863. (within shouting distance of this marker); Mississippi 6th Infantry (Detachment) (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Additional keywords. C.S. Company B,
 
Marker is on the far right background. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 26, 2017
2. Marker is on the far right background.
View west towards the Yazoo River, gun and marker in foreground. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 26, 2017
3. View west towards the Yazoo River, gun and marker in foreground.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 250 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on November 30, 2017, by T. Patton of Jefferson, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 2, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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