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

U.S. Battery L.

2D Illinois Light Artillery;

 

—3D Div.; 17th Corps; Army of the Tennessee. —

 
<small>U.S.</small> Battery L. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
1. U.S. Battery L. Marker
Inscription.
Capt. William H. Bolton.
The battery served four James rifles in this 
position from about May 25 to the end of the siege 
July 4, 1863, except that after about June 15, one 
rifle, in charge of a daily detail including one officer, was served in an advanced position on the line 
of rifle pits of Logan's division and at the left of 
the Jackson Road, against the Confederate mortar 
in rear of the left of Moore’s brigade. A covered 
way was constructed from this advanced position to 
the ravine in its rear. The battery fired 2368 rounds 
of ammunition during the siege.
 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 21.329′ N, 90° 50.423′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Union Avenue 0.4 miles north of Pemberton 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. 3D Battery, (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Overwhelming Firepower (about 400 feet away);
<small>U.S.</small> Battery L. Marker with the Louisiana Monument in far background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
2. U.S. Battery L. Marker with the Louisiana Monument in far background.
U.S. 3rd Div. 17th Corps Army of the Tennessee (about 500 feet away); U.S. Yost's Independent Ohio Battery; (about 700 feet away); U.S. 6th Battery, (approx. ¼ mile away); U.S. 11th Battery, (approx. ¼ mile away); U.S. Battery G, (approx. ¼ mile away); U.S. Logan's Approach (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
View from marker north on Union Avenue towards the Illinois Monument. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
3. View from marker north on Union Avenue towards the Illinois Monument.
 
 
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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