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

Chickasaw Bayou Battle

 
 
Chickasaw Bayou Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 27, 2017
1. Chickasaw Bayou Battle Marker
Inscription. Here on December 27-29, 1862 General W.T. Sherman with 32,000 men was routed by a defending C.S.A. force of 9,000 led by Gen. Stephen D. Lee. Union losses were 9 to 1.
 
Erected 1961 by the Mississippi Historical Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 32° 24.326′ N, 90° 50.871′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on North Washington Street (Business U.S. 61) north of Kings Gin Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4023 North Washington Street, Vicksburg MS 39180, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ulysses S. Grant (approx. 2.1 miles away); Thayer's Approach. (approx. 2.2 miles away); Vicksburg Navy Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away); 1st and 3rd Mississippi Infantry Regiments (USA) (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Sinking of Cairo (approx. 2.3 miles away); U.S.S. Cairo (approx. 2.3 miles away); Tennessee (approx. 2.5 miles away); Randal W. MacGavock (approx. 2.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg.
 
Regarding Chickasaw Bayou Battle.
The view north on Business U.S. Highway 61 image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 27, 2017
2. The view north on Business U.S. Highway 61
The Chickasaw Bayou battlefield and associated points of interest are spread out over an area of about 25 square miles to the north and northwest of the Vicksburg National Military Park.
It is also called the Battle of Walnut Hills. Only this old marker provides any indication of the battle.

On December 26, 1862, three Union divisions, under Major General William T. Sherman, disembarked at Johnson's Plantation on the Yazoo River to approach the Vicksburg defenses from the northeast while a fourth landed farther upstream on the 27th. On the 27th, the Federals pushed their lines forward through the swamps toward Walnut Hills, which was strongly defended. On the 28th, several futile attempts were made to get around these defenses. On December 29, Sherman ordered a frontal assault which was repulsed with heavy casualties. Sherman then withdrew. This Confederate victory frustrated Grant's attempts to take Vicksburg by direct approach.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou. (Submitted on July 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Civil War Album on the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou (photos). (Submitted on July 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
View of marker south towards Vicksburg. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 27, 2017
3. View of marker south towards Vicksburg.
General William Tecumseh Sherman / General Stephen D. Lee image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
4. General William Tecumseh Sherman / General Stephen D. Lee
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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