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

U.S. Battery A,

2D Illinois Light Artillery;

 

14th Div.; 13th Corps: Army of the Tennessee.

 
<small>U.S. </small> Battery A, Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 24, 2017
1. U.S. Battery A, Marker
Inscription.
Lieut. Jacob C. Hansel;
Lieut. Frank B. Fenton;
Capt. Peter Davidson.
The battery served two James rifles, one 10-
pounder Parrott rifle and one 6-pounder gun in this 
position from the morning of May 22 to about June 
2, when the 10-pounder Parrott rifle and the 6-pounder 
gun were moved to an advanced battery. One section 
served the two remaining pieces in this position to 
the end of the siege, July 4, 1863. Reported 
casualties in battery during the campaign and 
siege, killed 1.
 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 20.514′ N, 90° 51.15′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Union Avenue and Confederate Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Union Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Union Avenue, Vicksburg MS 39180, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Illinois 99th Infantry. (a few steps from this marker); Illinois 33D Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Eugene A. Carr (within shouting
View from marker looking west on Confederate Avenue. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 24, 2017
2. View from marker looking west on Confederate Avenue.
distance of this marker); U.S. Carr's Approach (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. 1st Battery, (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wisconsin Eleventh Infantry (about 400 feet away); Indiana 1st Battery Light Artillery (about 500 feet away); Michael K. Lawler (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Regarding U.S. Battery A,. Monument and iron tablet located on Union Avenue 50 yards south of the railroad bridge. This unit was attached to Brigadier General Eugene A. Carr's 14th Division, Major General's John A. McClernand (relieved 6/19/63) and Edward O.C. Ord's XIII Army Corps and was commanded by Lieutenant Jacob C. Hansel, Lieutenant Frank B. Fenton and Captain Peter Davidson.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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