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

The “Cotton Bale” Battery

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, July 28, 2017
1. The "Cotton Bale" Battery Marker
Inscription. During the Siege of Jackson, July 10-17, 1863, Confederate Gen. William W. Loring's division held defensive positions extending east of the Canton Road to the Pearl River. A number of artillery batteries were posted on this line, the most prominent of which was a salient position at this site known as the "Cotton Bale" Battery, consisting of nine cannon. After repelling several assaults by Union infantry against this position, the guns were withdrawn when the Confederate Army evacuated the city on July 16.
 
Erected 2007 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 32° 18.845′ N, 90° 10.654′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker is on Manship Street east of North State Street (U.S. 51), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jackson MS 39202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eudora Welty House (approx. half a mile away); Millsaps College (approx. half a mile away); Confederate Burial Ground (approx. half a mile
The "Cotton Bale" Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 28, 2017
2. The "Cotton Bale" Battery Marker
away); Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Greenwood Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mount Helm Baptist Church - Original Site (approx. 0.7 miles away); Carter Jewelers (approx. 0.7 miles away); Capitol Rally (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
Also see . . .
1. William W. Loring. (Submitted on August 15, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
2. Jackson Expedition. (Submitted on August 15, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
General William W. Loring image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
3. General William W. Loring
Siege of Jackson image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
4. Siege of Jackson
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 15, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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