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

U.S. Second Brigade;

7th Div.; 17th Corps; Army Of The Tennessee

 

— Col. Samuel A. Holmes —

 
U.S. Second Brigade; Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 30, 2021
1. U.S. Second Brigade; Marker
Inscription.  
17th Iowa Infantry, Col. David B. Hillis
10th Missouri Infantry, Lieut. Col. Leonidas Horney
80th Ohio Infantry, Col. Matthias H. Bartilson


Col. Samuel Holmes' Brigade and the 11th Ohio Battery arrived behind Col. John Sanborn's Brigade. Holmes' Brigade was deployed behind the artillery to the west of the Utica Road, and the 11th Ohio went into battery between the 1st Illinois and 8th Michigan batteries. On the Union right, when the 7th Missouri of Brig. Gen. John Stevenson’s brigade was driven back, Maj. Gen. James McPherson ordered Holmes' 10th Missouri and both Ohio to Stevenson’s support. Upon the arrival of these two regiments, Stevenson pulled his troops back to conceal his movements, and placed the 10th Missouri on his right and the both Ohio in reserve. Capt. Greenberry F. Wiles arrived with his Pioneer Company and was placed on the left of the 7th Missouri. When Stevenson’s reinforced Union line advanced, the Confederates were compelled to withdraw from the field.

Casualties: 2 killed, 1 wounded
 
Erected 2014 by the Friends of
U.S. Second Brigade; Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 30, 2021
2. U.S. Second Brigade; Marker
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Raymond Battlefield.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 32° 14.326′ N, 90° 26.878′ W. Marker is near Raymond, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Memorial can be reached from Mississippi Route 18, 1.2 miles south of Old Port Gibson Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Raymond MS 39154, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S. 11th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Field Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle Plans (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Battery D, 1st Illinois Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Seventh Division; (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. 8th Battery, Michigan Light Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); U.S. First Brigade; (about 400 feet away); U.S. 3d Battery, Ohio Light Artillery (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Raymond.
 
Also see . . .  Official website of the Friends of Raymond with detailed information on the Battle of Raymond. (Submitted on August 1, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Union 12 Gun Battery line at Raymond Battlefield. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 30, 2021
3. Union 12 Gun Battery line at Raymond Battlefield.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 1, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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