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

C.S. Hudson's (Mississippi) Battery;

Stevenson's Division; Army of Vicksburg.

 
 
<small>C.S.</small> Hudson's (Mississippi) Battery; Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 24, 2017
1. C.S. Hudson's (Mississippi) Battery; Marker
Inscription.
Lieut. J.R. Sweaney;
Lieut. M.H. Trantham.

The battery was engaged in the battle of Port Gibson, May 1, casualties, wounded 20. One section, under Lieut. E. S. Walton, served two 12-pounder howitzers in this position, railroad redoubt, from May 18 to about May 23, when the howitzers disabled by the fire of the Union batteries were removed. The enlisted men of the section were armed with muskets and served on the line of Lee’s brigade to the end of the defense, July 4. 1863. Casualties in battery during their defense severe but not reported, Lieut. E.S. Walton severely wounded, May 21; four of the enlisted men of the section captured May 22, by the detachment of the 22D Iowa Infantry that entered this redoubt in the assault that day.
 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 20.554′ N, 90° 51.36′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from Confederate Avenue 0.2 miles west of Union Avenue. Touch for map. Located atop Railroad Redoubt. Marker is at or near this postal address: Confederate Avenue, Vicksburg MS 39180, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
<small>C.S.</small> Hudson's (Mississippi) Battery; Marker on left. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 24, 2017
2. C.S. Hudson's (Mississippi) Battery; Marker on left.
of this marker. Illinois. (a few steps from this marker); Iowa 21st Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Iowa (a few steps from this marker); C.S. Alabama Battery (a few steps from this marker); Illinois. 77th Infantry. (within shouting distance of this marker); Landram's Brigade; Assault, May 22, 1863. (within shouting distance of this marker); The Railroad Redoubt. (within shouting distance of this marker); Lawler's Brigade; Assault, May 22, 1863. (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Marker atop Railroad Redoubt in far background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 24, 2017
3. Marker atop Railroad Redoubt in far background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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