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

U.S. Battery K,

2D Illinois Light Artillery;

 

4th Div.; 16th Corps; Army of the Tennessee.

 
U.S. Battery K, Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
1. U.S. Battery K, Marker
Inscription.
Capt. Benjamin F. Rodgers.
The battery served four James rifles in temporary positions on the investment line of its division from May 25. One section served two James rifles in this position from about June 22 to the end of the siege, July 4, 1863.
 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 19.353′ N, 90° 52.599′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Halls Ferry Road (Old U.S. 80) north of North Frontage Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3121 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg MS 39180, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Marcus Bottom (approx. 0.9 miles away); Alpha Kappa Alpha National Presidents (approx. one mile away); Louisiana 22nd Infantry (approx.
U.S. Battery K, Marker looking north on Halls Ferry Road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
2. U.S. Battery K, Marker looking north on Halls Ferry Road.
1.2 miles away); C.S. Marks' Company, 22D Louisiana; (approx. 1.2 miles away); "The Widow Blakely" (approx. 1.2 miles away); Louisiana Eighth Battalion (approx. 1.2 miles away); Running the Gauntlet (approx. 1.2 miles away); Indiana Company C, 1st Cavalry (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the James rifle. (Submitted on October 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
View south from marker towards Interstate 20 interchange. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
3. View south from marker towards Interstate 20 interchange.
Two Model 1829 32-pounder siege and garrison guns rifled using the James method. image. Click for full size.
By Public domain LOC Prints and Photographs Division
4. Two Model 1829 32-pounder siege and garrison guns rifled using the James method.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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