Near Raymond in Hinds County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
On giving the command "Load," the gunner also called out the type of round and time setting for the fuse. While No. 1 swabbed the tube to extinguish any burning embers from the previous round, Nos. 6 and 7 selected the round, set the fuse, and inserted it into the round. The round was given to No. 5, who
Artillery regulations prescribed 14-yard intervals between guns. A gun was 2 yards wide; thus, a 6-gun battery front totaled 82 yards. However, combat spacing was dependent upon the tactical situation and the lay of the land.
Erected 2016 by the Friends of Raymond Battlefield.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 32° 14.317′ N, 90° 26.865′ W. Marker is near Raymond, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker can be reached from Mississippi Route 18, 1.2 miles south of Old Port Gibson Road, on the right when traveling south. Located 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. Battle Plans (here, next to this marker); U.S. Second Brigade; (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Battery D, 1st Illinois Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. 11th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Seventh Division; (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); U.S. 8th Battery, Michigan Light Artillery (about 400 feet away); U.S. First Brigade; (about 500 feet away); U.S. 3d Battery, Ohio Light Artillery (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Raymond.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on Field artillery in the American Civil War. (Submitted on August 2, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 2, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.