Vicksburg National Military Park in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
U.S. Battery C,
1st Missouri Light Artillery;
—6th Div.; 17th Corps; Army of the Tennessee. —
The battery served two 6-pounder guns and two 12-pounder howitzers on this ridge from about May 24 to the evening of May 26, when one section, under Lieut. Clemens Goedde, went with the force under command of Gen. Blair on the expedition to Mechanicsburg and returned, June 4. The battery served its pieces from that date to the end of the siege, July 4, 1863, in three batteries- two at right and one in front of Gen. Ransom's headquarters.
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
Location. 32° 21.929′ N, 90° 50.35′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Union Avenue one mile north of Old Jackson Road, on the left when traveling north. 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 Missouri (approx. ¼ mile away); U☆S 1st Battalion 13th U.S. Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Giles A. Smith (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dash of Courage U.S. Battery E, (approx. 0.4 miles away); "This is Murder!" (approx. 0.4 miles away); U.S. Battery B, (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wexford Lodge (Shirley House) (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
Regarding U.S. Battery C,. This unit was attached to Major Thomas D. Maurice's Artillery Command, of Brigadier General's John McArthur's and Thomas E.G. Ransom's 6th Division, Major. General James B. McPherson's XVII Army Corps, and commanded by Captain Charles Mann.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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