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

U.S. 17th Battery.

Ohio Light Artillery;

 

10th Div.: 13th Corps: Army of the Tennessee.

 
U.S. 17th Battery. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
1. U.S. 17th Battery. Marker
Inscription.
Capt. Ambrose A. Blount:
Capt. Charles S. Rice.
The 2d section, under Lieut. William Hunt, served
two 10 pounder Parrott rifles in this position, "Burnt
Chimneys," from the morning of May 21 to about May
25, 1863, when it was ordered to a battery near the
right of the division and corps.

 
Erected by Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Location. 32° 20.6′ N, 90° 51.049′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Union Avenue and Confederate Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Union Avenue. Touch for map. Located just inside the entrance to the Vicksburg National Military Park near the Visitors Center. 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. U.S. 1st Battery, (here, next to this marker); Ohio Ninety Sixth Infantry, (a few steps from this marker); Ohio Seventeenth Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Indiana 1st Brig. 10th Div. 13th Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle for Vicksburg (within shouting distance of this marker); Vicksburg is the Key (within shouting distance of this marker); 23rd Wisconsin Infantry Camp (within shouting distance of this marker); Indiana Company C, 4th Cavalry. (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Regarding U.S. 17th Battery..
U.S. 17th Battery. Marker to right of park entrance sign. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
2. U.S. 17th Battery. Marker to right of park entrance sign.
This unit was attached to Brigadier General Andrew J. Smith's 10th Division, Major General John A. McClernand's (relieved of command 19 June 1863) and Edward O.C. Ord's XIII Army Corps, and commanded by Captain Ambrose A. Blount and Captain Charles S. Rice.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article about the 17th Ohio Battery. (Submitted on June 8, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Ohio Civil War site about the 17th Ohio Independent Battery. (Submitted on June 8, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
U.S. 17th Battery Marker (on left) near the park visitors center. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
3. U.S. 17th Battery Marker (on left) near the park visitors center.
Confederate Avenue on right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 8, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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