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

Third Louisiana Redan, On Left of Jackson Road.

Confederate Position Tablet.

 
 
Third Louisiana Redan, On Left of Jackson Road. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
1. Third Louisiana Redan, On Left of Jackson Road. Marker
Inscription. This redan was held, May 22,1863, and the assaults of the Union 
force repulsed, by the Third Louisiana with the 43D Mississippi on 
its left. The casualties cannot be accurately stated. 
A Union mine was fired under the redan the afternoon 
of June 25, almost destroying its front parapet, making a 
crater in its terreplain, but not injuring a parapet across 
its gorge. It was then held by the 3d Louisiana, supported by the 
6th Missouri, with the 38th Mississippi on the right and the 43D 
Mississippi on the left. The Union force assaulted immediately after 
the mine was fired, occupied the crater and attempted to carry the 
parapet across the gorge of the redan, but was repulsed. Col. Erwin, 
the 5th Missouri, at the head of some of his men, attempted a counter- 
charge and was killed on top of the parapet. The Union force in 
the crater was successively relieved by fresh troops, the fighting 
continued all night and most of the next day and the position was 
firmly held. Hand grenades, and shells with lighted fuses in place 
of grenades, were freely used on both sides. After dark of the 25th, 
the 5th Missouri reinforced this position. Casualties: 3D Louisiana, killed 8, wounded 21, total 27: 38th Mississippi. killed 1, wounded 
3,
View past the marker, looking east towards Old Jackson Road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
2. View past the marker, looking east towards Old Jackson Road.
total 4; 43D Mississippi, killed 6 (buried by firing of mine).,
wounded 5, total 11; 5th Missouri. killed 1, wounded 7, total 8; 
6th Missouri, killed 3, wounded 22, total 25, Col. Eugene Erwin 
and Lieut. W. S. Lipscomb killed; aggregate, killed 17, wounded 
58, total 75. The 2D Missouri was moved to this position the 
night of June 26, and the 1st and 4th Missouri (consolidated) 
the evening of July 1. In the afternoon of that day a second 
mine was fired under the redan, almost completely destroying 
both its faces and materially damaging the parapet across 
its gorge, but no assault was made by the Union force. Lieut.
Col. Pembroke S. Senteny, 2D Missouri, and Lieuts. John T. Crenshaw 
and John Roseberry, 6th Missouri, were killed-Lieut. Crenshaw being 
buried by the firing of the mine.
 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 21.524′ N, 90° 50.663′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from Old Jackson Road. Touch for map. Located atop the 3rd 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 distance of this marker. C.S. Alabama Battery; (a few steps from this marker); Affair of the Crater; June 25-26, 1863. (a few steps from this marker); C.S. Appeal (Arkansas) Battery; (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Logan's Approach. (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.
 
Also see . . .  Tour Stop 3: Third Louisiana Redan. (Submitted on November 7, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 7, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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