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

Old Auburn

 
 
Old Auburn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
1. Old Auburn Marker
Inscription. On May 11, 1863, two division of the XV Corps camped here. Water was scarce, and Sherman reported to Grant that he was "short of provisions and ammunition" while captured mail indicated "many million rations in Vicksburg." The next morning, Grant rode from Cayuga and joined Sherman for the move toward the railroad. The XIII Corps left Fivemile Creek, one and a half miles southwest, at 5:30 a.m., following the XV Corps. McPherson's men from the XVII Corps left the Roach Farm, six miles southeast, and marched toward Raymond.
 
Erected 2013 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. (Marker Number 12.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 32° 11.327′ N, 90° 38.279′ W. Marker is near Utica, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker is on Old Port Gibson Road north of State Route 27, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Old Port Gibson Road, Utica MS 39175, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North to the Railroads (approx. 1.5 miles away); Final Plans at Cayuga (approx. 3.8
Looking north on Old Port Gibson Road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
2. Looking north on Old Port Gibson Road.
miles away); Utica (approx. 5.6 miles away); Lower Choctaw Boundary (approx. 5.8 miles away); Change of Plans (approx. 6.4 miles away); Deans Stand (approx. 6.5 miles away); Historic Crossroads (approx. 7.2 miles away); Lloyd Tilghman (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Utica.
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
The view south on Old Port Gibson Road towards Highway 27. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
3. The view south on Old Port Gibson Road towards Highway 27.
Part of Grant's 1863 March to Vicksburg, Raymond and Jackson. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
4. Part of Grant's 1863 March to Vicksburg, Raymond and Jackson.
General William T. Sherman, General U.S. Grant, & General James McPherson. image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
5. General William T. Sherman, General U.S. Grant, & General James McPherson.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 93 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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