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

Mississippi

Company A

 

—1st Light Artillery —

 
Mississippi Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 26, 2017
1. Mississippi Marker
Inscription.
Capt. S.J. Ridley
Lieut. Charles E. Hooker
Lieut. P.B. Lancaster
Forney's Division

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); Boomer's Brigade: Assault, May 22, 1863. (approx. ¼ mile
Mississippi Marker can be seen from Grove Street looking north. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 26, 2017
2. Mississippi Marker can be seen from Grove Street looking north.
away); Texas (approx. 0.3 miles away); Texas Waul's Legion (approx. 0.3 miles away); C.S. Waul's Texas Legion; Army of Vicksburg (approx. 0.3 miles 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
 
View from the Mississippi marker south on Baldwin Ferry Road towards Clay Avenue. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 26, 2017
3. View from the Mississippi marker south on Baldwin Ferry Road towards Clay Avenue.
 
 
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 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 2, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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