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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;

One Hundred and First 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. Company A was detailed for service on gunboats, March 6, 1863, 
its operations after that date during the campaign and siege of 
Vicksburg are not of record; Company D served for a time at Gen. 
Grant's headquarters and, later, was assigned to duty on the 
gunboats "Cricket" and "Rattler"; Company G was detailed for duty 
about March 1, 1863, on the ram "Switzerland" and appears to 
have served on that ram during the campaign and siege; Company 
H served on the gunboat "Lafayette". A detachment from the company 
served on the ram “Monarch", Company K was on duty as provost- guard at Gen. Grant's headquarters, a detachment from the company was for a time, in charge of coal fleet; casualties in detachment during the campaign and siege, not reported. The detachment was borne on the returns for Jan. 31, 1863, in Second Brigade, Fourth Division, 16th Corps, Army of the Tennessee.
 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 22.629′ N, 90° 50.09′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Grant Crcle 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.
<small>U.S. </small> Detached for Service on Gunboats; Marker (in middle). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
2. U.S. Detached for Service on Gunboats; Marker (in middle).
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, 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); Assault on the Confederate Line of Defense, May 19. (about 300 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
 
USS Cricket(top left); USS Rattler (top right); USS Lafayette (bottom left); USS Monarch image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
3. USS Cricket(top left); USS Rattler (top right); USS Lafayette (bottom left); USS Monarch
 
 
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 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 7, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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