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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 battery, May 19, served four 6-pounder guns 
and two 12-pounder howitzers on this ridge and 
to the left of this tablet, which marks the 
position of the right gun; the right and center 
sections served their pieces on this ridge, May 20 
and 21; the left section moved to an advanced 
battery the morning of May 20 and returned to 
this line the evening of May 21. The battery moved 
to an advanced position the morning of May 22, 1863.
 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 22.293′ N, 90° 50.392′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Union Avenue and Old Graveyard Road, on the right when traveling north on Union Avenue. 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. Battery H, (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Battery B, (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dash of Courage
View from marker looking west on Old Graveyard Road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
2. View from marker looking west on Old Graveyard Road.
(about 400 feet away); Buckland's Brigade; Assaults, May 19 and May 22, 1863. (about 400 feet away); Iowa 2nd Battery (about 400 feet away); U.S. Ewing's Approach. (about 500 feet away); Ohio Ninety Fifth Regiment (about 500 feet away); U.S. Battery E, (about 600 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 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 7, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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