Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Vicksburg National Military Park in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

U.S. 2D Artillery;

Ohio Light Artillery

 

12th Div.; 13th Corps; Army of the Tennessee.

 
<small>U.S. </small> 2D Artillery; Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 24, 2017
1. U.S. 2D Artillery; Marker
Inscription.
Lieut. Augustus Beach.
The battery served four 6-pounder guns and 
two 12-pounder howitzers on the investment line 
from the morning of May 21 to May 24, when it 
went with the 1st Brigade, 9th Division, 13th Corps, 
to Big Black River Bridge and was on duty in 
and near that position to the end of the siege, 
July 4, 1863, reported casualties in battery during 
the campaign and siege, wounded 3.
 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 20.183′ N, 90° 51.53′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Union Avenue, on the left when traveling east. 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. Iowa 24th Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Iowa 28th Infantry (about 500 feet away); Indiana Company C, 1st Cavalry (about 600 feet away); Stephen Dill Lee (approx. 0.3 miles away); C.S. Company E, (approx.
<small>U.S. </small> 2D Artillery; marker at a Union Avenue pull-off. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 24, 2017
2. U.S. 2D Artillery; marker at a Union Avenue pull-off.
0.3 miles away); Small Work on Line of Lee's Brigade. (approx. 0.3 miles away); C.S. Vaiden (Mississippi) Battery; (approx. 0.3 miles away); C S Headquarters (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Regarding U.S. 2D Artillery;. Located on Union Avenue at the second turn past Tour Stop #15. This unit was attached to Brigadier General Alvin P. Hovey's 12th Division, Major Generals John A. McClernand's (relieved of command 19 June 1863) and Edward O.C. Ord's XIII Army Corps, and commanded by Lieutenant Augustus Beach.
 
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 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
Paid Advertisement