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

U.S. Battery A,

1st Missouri Light Artillery;

— 12 Div.; 13th Corps; Army of the Tennessee. —

 
 
U.S. Battery A, Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 20, 2019
1. U.S. Battery A, Marker
Inscription.  
Capt. George W. Schofield.
One section, under Lieut. Elisha Cole, served two 6-pounder bronze guns on this ridge and in a battery not in the park, about 160 yards south of this tablet, from about May 26 to the end of the siege, July 4, 1863.
 
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 26, 1863.
 
Location. 32° 19.807′ N, 90° 51.784′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of North Frontage Road and Indiana Avenue, on the right when traveling west on North Frontage Road. At Shell Station. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3060 Indiana Avenue, Vicksburg MS 39180, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wisconsin Twenty-Ninth Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Indiana Company C, 1st Cavalry (approx. 0.4 miles away); William T. Rigby (approx. 0.4 miles away); Iowa 28th Infantry
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Iowa 24th Infantry (approx. 0.4 miles away); James R Slack (approx. 0.4 miles away); Isham Warren Garrott (approx. half a mile away); U.S. 2D Battery, (approx. half a mile away).
 
Regarding U.S. Battery A,. George W. Schofield was the brother of Commanding General of the United States Army, John M. Schofield, (1833-1882) and became a brevet Brigadier General of U.S. Volunteers during the American Civil War.

Originally volunteering with the 1st Missouri Volunteer Infantry in November 1861 and promoted to Captain in the 1st Missouri Light Artillery after the Siege of Vicksburg, then rising to command the 2nd Regiment Missouri Volunteer Light artillery and ultimately was commissioned as a Major in the Regular Army after the Civil War and served in the 10th Cavalry and later the 6th Cavalry on the Western Frontier.

The .45 caliber Smith and Wesson Schofield revolver was named for George W. Schofield.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Located within the Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
U.S. Battery A, Marker at Shell Station away from the Vicksburg National Park. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 20, 2019
2. U.S. Battery A, Marker at Shell Station away from the Vicksburg National Park.
The view south towards the actual Battery location. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 20, 2019
3. The view south towards the actual Battery location.
Interstate Highway 20 was built right through the area.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 268 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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