Vicksburg National Military Park in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
—1st Light Artillery —
Lieut. Charles E. Hooker
Lieut. P.B. Lancaster
Engaged Chamption Hill, May 16
Big Black River Bridge, May 17
Defense, May 18 - July 4
Casualties severe, but not fully reported
Capt. S.J. Ridley and Lieut. Allen N. Sharkey killed
Lieut. Charles E. Hooker and
Lieut. Frank Johnston severely wounded
Erected by the State of Mississippi.
Location. 32° 20.852′ N, 90° 51.335′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Grove Street and Baldwin Ferry Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Grove Street, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jefferson Davis (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Anshe Chesed Congregation (about 400 feet away); C.S. Company B, (about 400 feet away); Temple Anshe Chesed Cemetery (about 700 feet away); John Gregg (about 800 feet away); Matthew D. Ector Iowa 5th Infantry (approx. ¼ mile away); Boomer's Brigade: Assault, May 22, 1863. (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
More about this marker. Although within the boundaries of Vicksburg National Military Park, access is from outside the park.
Regarding Mississippi. Company A, Ridley’s Battery, also known as Jackson Light Artillery, was raised in Hinds & Madison Counties in Mississippi.
Also see . . . The American Civil War - Mississippi: 1st Light Artillery Regiment. (Submitted on November 2, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 2, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.