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

C.S. Company B,

14th Mississippi Light Art. Battalion;

 

—Smith's Division; Army of Vicksburg. —

 
<small>C.S.</small> Company B, Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 26, 2017
1. C.S. Company B, Marker
Inscription.
Capt. J.H Yates
The second section of the company, under Lieut. 
W. J. Shelton, served two 6-pounder guns and one 
24-pounder siege gun in this position, Fort Hill, from the morning of May 19 to about June 12, when 
the siege gun was disabled by having a trunnion 
cracked nearly off. It was then loaded with 
grape and remained in this position, ready to be 
fired in case of an assault. The two 6-pounder 
guns were served to the end of the defense, July 
4. 1863. Reported casualties in battalion during 
the defense, wounded 3.
 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 22.212′ N, 90° 52.149′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from Confederate Avenue 0.2 miles east of Connecting Avenue. Touch for map. Located atop Fort Hill. Marker is at or near this postal address: Confederate Avenue, 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, (a few steps from this marker); Tennessee River Batteries (within shouting distance of this marker);
Marker is on the far right background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 26, 2017
2. Marker is on the far right background.
Explore the Defenses (within shouting distance of this marker); Mississippi 14th Light Art. Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); A Stronghold on the Bluffs (within shouting distance of this marker); C.S. Company C, (within shouting distance of this marker); Campaign, Siege and Defense of Vicksburg, 1863. (within shouting distance of this marker); Mississippi 6th Infantry (Detachment) (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
View west towards the Yazoo River, gun and marker in foreground. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 26, 2017
3. View west towards the Yazoo River, gun and marker in foreground.
 
 
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 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 2, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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