Vicksburg National Military Park in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Lunette at left of Stockade.
Confederate Position Tablet.
The position was held, May 22, and the assaults of the Union force repulsed, by the 27th Louisiana and five companies of the 2d Missouri, with five companies of that regiment in reserve. The casualties cannot be accurately stated. The lunette, the line immediately to its left, the stockade to its right, and the north face of the stockade redan were held, after May 25, by the 27th Louisiana. A countermine against the Union approach was prepared at the stockade, but not fired. Casualties in 27th Louisiana during the defense: killed 58, wounded 96, total 154, Lieut. Col. L.L. McLaurin and Lieut. George Harris killed, Col. L.D. Marks mortally wounded.
Erected by the United States War Department.
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. 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 of this marker. Leon Dawson Marks (a few steps from this marker); Louisiana 27th Infantry (a few steps from this marker); C.S. McNally's (Arkansas) Battery; (a few steps from this marker); L.L. Mc Laurin (a few steps from this marker); West Virginia 4th Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Ewing's Brigade; Assault, May 19, 1863. (within shouting distance of this marker); Defending Graveyard Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Martin L. Smith (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
Regarding Lunette at left of Stockade.. A lunette is a fortification with two faces forming a projecting angle, and two flanks.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 29, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 29, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 164 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 29, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.