Vicksburg National Military Park in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Samuel H. Lockett
Army of Vicksburg
March 29 July 4, 1863
Erected 1911 by Federal Government.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is March 29, 1863.
Location. 32° 21.179′ N, 90° 51.035′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Confederate Avenue, half a 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. C.S. Moore's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Remembering the Sacrifices (within shouting distance of this marker); Mississippi 40th Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John H. Forney (about 400 feet away); Siege Operations, May 23-July 4. (about 600 feet away); Assault on the Confederate Line of Defense, May 22. (about 700 feet away); Assault on the Confederate Line of Defense, May 19.John C Pemberton (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
Also see . . .
1. Major Samuel Henry Lockett, C. S. A.
Major S. H. Lockett, a native of Marion, Alabama, and a West Point graduate, served under General John Pemberton as chief engineer of the Department of Mississippi and Louisiana during the Vicksburg Campaign.(Submitted on March 3, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Samuel Henry Lockett.
During the Civil War, he served as an engineer with the Confederate army, rising to the rank of colonel and chief engineer of the Army of Tennessee. He is best known for designing and constructing the defenses in Vicksburg and for his invention of the odograph, a surveying instrument for measuring distance. He was also an artist and writer. After surrendering with his detachment to General Canby, he went back to Marion, Alabama, to become professor of mathematics and natural sciences at Judson Institute. In January 1867 he was elected professor of mathematics and engineering in the State University of Louisiana.(Submitted on March 3, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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