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

U.S. 1st Battery,

Indiana Light Artillery

 

14th Div.: 13th Corps: Army of the Tennessee.

 
U.S. 1st Battery, Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
1. U.S. 1st Battery, Marker
Inscription.
Capt. Martin Klauss.
Two sections served four James rifles in this
position, "Burnt Chimneys," from about May 22 to
the end of the siege, July 4, 1863. Aggregate
reported casualties in battery during the campaign
and siege: killed 2, wounded 1, total 3.

 
Erected by Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Location. 32° 20.603′ N, 90° 51.046′ 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. 17th Battery. (here, next to this marker); Ohio Ninety Sixth Infantry, (within shouting distance of 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
U.S. 1st Battery Marker Indiana Light Artillery, on right. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
2. U.S. 1st Battery Marker Indiana Light Artillery, on right.
Confederate Avenue on right.
(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. 1st Battery,. This unit was attached to Brigadier General Eugene A. Carr's 14th Division, Major General's John A. McClernand (relieved of command June 19th, 1863) and Edward O.C. Ord's XIII Army Corps and was commanded by Captain Martin Klauss.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the U.S. 1st Independent Battery Indiana Light Artillery. (Submitted on June 8, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Vicksburg National Military Park entrance sign near marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
3. Vicksburg National Military Park entrance sign near marker.
 
 
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 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 8, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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