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

C.S. Tennessee Heavy Artillery;

River Batteries; Army of Vicksburg.

 
 
<small>C.S.</small> Tennessee Heavy Artillery; Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 26, 2017
1. C.S. Tennessee Heavy Artillery; Marker
Inscription. One 42-pounder smoothbore gun was mounted 
in a position, not in the park, near the end of 
the spur known as "Devil's Backbone" and about 
100 yards west of this tablet from May 18 to the 
end of the defense, July 4, 1863. It was not in 
exclusive charge of any company of the Tennessee 
heavy artillery and was rarely served during 
that time, as its elevation above the river was 
too great for effective work against the union 
gunboats.
 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 21.779′ N, 90° 52.437′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Fort Hill Road south of Elizabeth Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 721 Fort Hill Road, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. C.S. Johnston's Company, (approx. 0.3 miles away); C.S. Company C, (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named C.S. Johnston's Company (approx. 0.4 miles away); C.S. Company D,
View from marker looking west towards the river. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 26, 2017
2. View from marker looking west towards the river.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); C.S. Company B, (approx. 0.4 miles away); C.S. Company A, (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named C.S. Company A, (approx. 0.4 miles away); Campaign, Siege and Defense of Vicksburg, 1863. (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg.
 
Categories. War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
The view south on Fort Hill Road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 26, 2017
3. The view south on Fort Hill Road.
 
 
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 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 2, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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