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

C.S. Alabama Battery;

Stevenson's Division; Army of Vicksburg.

 
 
<small>C.S.</small> Alabama Battery; Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
1. C.S. Alabama Battery; Marker
Inscription.
Capt. J.F. Waddell.

A detachment of the battery, under Lieut. T. 
Jeff Bates, served one 20-pounder Parrott rifle 
in this position, Third Louisiana redan, from May 
18 to about May 21, when the Parrott rifle was 
disabled by the fire of the Union batteries and 
the detachment was armed with muskets: it served 
in this redan until about June 4, when it was 
ordered to report to Brig. Gen. Stephen D. Lee, and 
served on the line of his brigade to the end of 
the defense, July 4, 1863. Casualties in battery 
during the defense: killed 9, wounded 30, total 39. 
Aggregate reported casualties in battery during 
the campaign and defense: killed 18, wounded 40,
missing 5, total 83.
 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 21.528′ N, 90° 50.656′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from Old Jackson Road 0.2 miles from Union Avenue. Touch for map. Located atop of the Third Louisiana Redan, Tour Stop 3. Marker is in this post office area: Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
View of marker atop the Third Louisiana Redan. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
2. View of marker atop the Third Louisiana Redan.
distance of this marker. Affair of the Crater; June 25-26, 1863. (here, next to this marker); Third Louisiana Redan, On Left of Jackson Road. (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Logan's Approach. (a few steps from this marker); C.S. Appeal (Arkansas) Battery; (within shouting distance of this marker); Blasting Their Way (within shouting distance of this marker); John E. Smith's Brigade; Assault, May 22, 1863. (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mine Explosion (within shouting distance of this marker); The End In Sight (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Regarding C.S. Alabama Battery;. A redan is an arrow-shaped embankment forming part of a fortification.
 
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.
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