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

U.S. Detached for Service on Gunboats;

Twenty Ninth Illinois Infantry (Detachment).

 

—Army of the Tennessee. —

 
<small>U.S. </small> Detached for Service on Gunboats; Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
1. U.S. Detached for Service on Gunboats; Marker
Inscription. Companies D and K were assigned to duty on gunboats by order 
of Major General U.S. Grant, dated February 18, 1863; Company 
D, under Captain Eberlee P. H. Stone served during the campaign and 
siege of Vicksburg on gunboat "Tyler" and a detachment from the 
company for a time, on U.S.S. "Tuscumbia"; Company K, under Capt. 
Elijah P. Curtis, with enlisted men of other companies of the 
regiment attached to it, served on gunboat "Petrel" and on other 
boats. Casualties: in the bombardment of Grand Gulf, April 20,
 killed 1, wounded 2, total 3 (in Company D). The detachment was 
borne on the returns for Jan. 31, 1863, in First Brigade, District 
of Jackson, 18th Corps, Army of the Tennessee.
 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 22.63′ N, 90° 50.091′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Grant Circle west of Grant Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Grant Circle, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named U.S. Detached for Service on Gunboats; (here,
This marker is the one on the left on the one-way Grant Circle. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
2. This marker is the one on the left on the one-way Grant Circle.
next to this marker); a different marker also named U.S. Detached for Service on Gunboats; (here, next to this marker); Battle of Port Gibson, Mississippi, May 1. (a few steps from this marker); Engagement at Raymond, Mississippi, May 12. (within shouting distance of this marker); Ulysses S. Grant (within shouting distance of this marker); Engagement at Jackson, Mississippi, May 14. (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Champion's Hill, Mississippi, May 16. (within shouting distance of this marker); U S Headquarters 16th Corps (Detachment) (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Categories. War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
Artist's depiction of the USS Tyler, cropped to show just the Tyler. image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
3. Artist's depiction of the USS Tyler, cropped to show just the Tyler.
USS Tuscumbia (1863-1865) image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
4. USS Tuscumbia (1863-1865)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 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, 3, 4. submitted on November 7, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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