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

Ohio Seventeenth Battery

 
 
Ohio Seventeenth Battery Marker (Front) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
1. Ohio Seventeenth Battery Marker (Front)
Inscription.
Front,
Ohio

Seventeenth Battery
Capt. Ambrose A. Blount,
Capt. Charles S. Rice
10th Div., 13th Corps.


Rear
Casualties:
In the Battle of Port Gibson,
May 1, 1863,
Sustained no casualties;
In the Battle of Champion's Hill,
May 15,
Sustained no casualties;
In the assault, May 19,
Sustained no casualties;
In the assault, May 22,
Wounded 3;
And during the siege, not
reported.
Aggregate reported casualties
in battery during the
campaign and siege, wounded 3.

 
Location. 32° 20.604′ N, 90° 51.076′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Confederate Avenue west of Union Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. 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. Ohio Ninety Sixth Infantry, (a few steps from this marker); U.S. 17th Battery. (within shouting distance of this marker); Indiana 8th Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. 1st Battery,
Ohio Seventeenth Battery Marker (Rear) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
2. Ohio Seventeenth Battery Marker (Rear)
(within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. 1st Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery; (within shouting distance of this marker); Indiana 1st Battery Light Artillery (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Regarding Ohio Seventeenth Battery. This unit was attached to Brigadier General Andrew J. Smith's 10th Division, Major Generals John A. McClernand's (relieved of command June 19, 1863) and Edward O.C. Ord's XIII Army Corps, and commanded by Captain Ambrose A. Blount and Captain Charles S. Rice.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the 17th Ohio Battery. (Submitted on June 8, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Ohio Seventeenth Battery Marker in far left background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
3. Ohio Seventeenth Battery Marker in far left background.
 
 
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 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 8, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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