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

U.S. Battery B,

1st Illinois Light Artillery;

 

2D Div.: 15th Corps; Army of the Tennessee.

 
<small>U.S.</small> Battery B, Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
1. U.S. Battery B, Marker
Inscription.
Capt. Samuel E. Barrett;
Lieut. Israel P. Rumsey.

The left section of the battery served its pieces in this position from the morning of May 20, 1863, to the evening of the next day.
 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 22.305′ N, 90° 50.464′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from Old Graveyard Road 0.1 miles west of Union Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Old Graveyard Road, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Iowa 2nd Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Ohio Ninety Fifth Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Buckland's Brigade; Assaults, May 19 and May 22, 1863. (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Ewing's Approach. (within shouting distance of this marker); Ohio Thirtieth Infantry; (within shouting distance of this marker); Dash of Courage (about
View of marker looking north towards gun. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
2. View of marker looking north towards gun.
300 feet away, measured in a direct line); U.S. Battery H, (about 400 feet away); Ohio Thirty Seventh Infantry; (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
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 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 7, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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