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

U.S. 1st Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery;

 
 
U.S. 1st Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery; Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
1. U.S. 1st Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery; Marker
Inscription.
U.S.
1st Battery,
Wisconsin Light Artillery;

9th Div.; 13th Corps; Army of the Tennessee.
Lieut. Charles B. Kimball;
Lieut. Oscar F. Nutting.


The right section of the battery served two
20-pounder Parrott Rifles in this position from
about June 7 to the end of the siege, July 4, 1863.
Aggregate reported casualties in battery during
the campaign and siege, wounded 8.

 
Location. 32° 20.596′ N, 90° 51.108′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Clay Street west of Old Highway 27, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located along Clay Street, just inside the Vicksburg National Military Park Visitors Center grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3201 Clay Street, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Indiana 8th Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Ohio Seventeenth Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Ohio Ninety Sixth Infantry, (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. 17th Battery. (about 300 feet away,
View of marker on far left. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
2. View of marker on far left.
measured in a direct line); U.S. 1st Battery, (about 300 feet away); Battle for Vicksburg (about 400 feet away); Vicksburg is the Key (about 400 feet away); Indiana 1st Brig. 10th Div. 13th Corps (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Regarding U.S. 1st Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery;. This unit was attached to Brigadier General Peter J. Osterhaus' 9th Division, Major Generals John A. McClernand's (relieved of command June 19th, 1863) and Edward O.C. Ord's XIII Army Corps and commanded by Lieutenant Oscar F. Nutting.

During the Vicksburg campaign the battery fired over 12,000 rounds, its 20-pounder Parrotts becoming so worn as to be unserviceable and were replaced with 30-pounders.
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service on the 1st Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery. (Submitted on May 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Entrance sign to the Vicksburg National Military Park on Clay Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
3. Entrance sign to the Vicksburg National Military Park on Clay Street.
Located, in a direct line, about 250 feet from the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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