Vicksburg National Military Park in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
U.S. Chicago Mercantile Battery;
10th Div.; 13th Corps; Army of the Tennessee.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 22, 1863.
Location. 32° 20.721′ N, 90° 51.207′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Confederate Avenue, one mile south of Pemberton Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Benton's Brigade: Assault, May 22, 1863 (within shouting distance of this marker); Burbridge's Brigade: Assault, May 22, 1863 (within shouting distance of this marker); Temple Anshe Chesed CemeteryC S Missouri (about 400 feet away); Iowa 5th Infantry (about 500 feet away); U S Missouri 26th Infantry (about 500 feet away); Boomer's Brigade: Assault, May 22, 1863. (about 500 feet away); C.S. Company B, (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. U.S. Chicago Mercantile Battery
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1. Chicago Mercantile Independent Battery Light Artillery.
The battery was organized in Camp Douglas, Chicago, Illinois and mustered in for a three-year enlistment on August 29, 1862 under the command of Captain Charles G. Cooley, and later, Captain Patrick H. White.(Submitted on March 2, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Capt. Patrick H. White.
White served as commander of the Chicago Mercantile Independent Battery from 1863 to 1864. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions on May 22, 1863 at Vicksburg, Mississippi, when, according to the United States Army's official Website, he "Carried with others by hand a cannon up to and fired it through an embrasure of the enemy's works." He was later captured at the Battle of Mansfield and was held at Camp Ford until 1865.(Submitted on March 2, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Additional keywords. U.S. Chicago Mercantile Battery;
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 2, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 2, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.