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Jackson in Hinds County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Charge of the 2nd Michigan

 
 
Charge of the 2nd Michigan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2018
1. Charge of the 2nd Michigan Marker
Inscription.  During the Civil War siege of Jackson, on July 11, 1863, Union soldiers in the 2nd Michigan Infantry staged an impromptu assault on the city's fortifications. Advancing south through what is today eastern Belhaven, they overran a campsite north of the earthworks and struck the main Confederate line positioned along the heights south of Fortification Street. Though heavily outnumbered, the Michiganders fought to within 200 yards of the fortified ridge before Col. William Humphrey gave the order to retire.
 
Erected 2017 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list.
 
Location.
Charge of the 2nd Michigan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2018
2. Charge of the 2nd Michigan Marker
32° 18.942′ N, 90° 10.077′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker is at the intersection of Greymont Avenue and Poplar Boulevard, on the right when traveling south on Greymont Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1316 Greymont Avenue, Jackson MS 39202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Belhaven Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eudora Welty House (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Eudora Welty House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eudora Welty (approx. 0.2 miles away); Belhaven University (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shady Nook (approx. ¼ mile away); Sylvandell (approx. ¼ mile away); The Jackson Volcano (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 23, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 175 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 23, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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