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

U.S. 6th Battery,

Wisconsin Light Artillery

 

7th Div.; 17th Corps; Army of the Tennessee.

 
<small>U.S.</small> 6th Battery, Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
1. U.S. 6th Battery, Marker
Inscription.
Capt. Henry Dillon;
Lieut. Samuel F. Clark.

The battery served its pieces in temporary positions near the Jackson Road from May 19 to about May 31. One section served two 12-pounder howitzers in this position from about May 31 to the end of the siege, July 4, 1863.
 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 21.252′ N, 90° 50.644′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Union Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Union Avenue, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S. 3rd Div. 17th Corps Army of the Tennessee (approx. 0.2 miles away); Overwhelming Firepower (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S. Yost's Independent Ohio Battery; (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S. 3D Battery, (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Surrender Interview Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); The End In Sight (approx. mile away);
<small>U.S.</small> 6th Battery, Marker next to period gun. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
2. U.S. 6th Battery, Marker next to period gun.
U.S. Battery L. (approx. mile away); C.S. Appeal (Arkansas) Battery; (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Regarding U.S. 6th Battery,. The 6th Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery, was nicknamed the "Buena Vista Artillery."
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
View from marker looking north on Union Avenue. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
3. View from marker looking north on Union Avenue.
 
 
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 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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