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

U S Headquarters 16th Corps (Detachment)

Army of the Tennessee

 
 
U S Headquarters 16th Corps (Detachment) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
1. U S Headquarters 16th Corps (Detachment) Marker
Inscription.
Maj. Gen. Cadwallader C. Washburn
In the vicinity of Haynes' Bluff
from June 8 to July 4 1863

 
Erected by the U.S. Government.
 
Location. 32° 22.645′ N, 90° 50.021′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from Grant Circle north of Grant Avenue. 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. Grantís Headquarters (a few steps from this marker); Assault on the Confederate Line of Defense, May 22. (within shouting distance of this marker); Assault on the Confederate Line of Defense, May 19. (within shouting distance of this marker); Siege Operations, May 23-July 4. (within shouting distance of this marker); Massachusetts Tribute to the 29th, 35th and 36th Regiments Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Champion's Hill, Mississippi, May 16. (within shouting distance of this marker); Ulysses S. Grant
View of marker looking west. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
2. View of marker looking west.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Engagement at Jackson, Mississippi, May 14. (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Marker is just to left of the path to the Pennsylvania Monument (background). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
3. Marker is just to left of the path to the Pennsylvania Monument (background).
Union Major General Cadwallader Colden Washburn image. Click for full size.
By Public domain (PD)
4. Union Major General Cadwallader Colden Washburn
General Washburn was stationed at Vicksburg during the siege. After the Civil War he started a grain milling company. He entered his flour in the international millers'competition and won the "Gold Medal". Washburn renamed his flour "Gold Medal Flour" which is still being sold today. After selling the Washburn, Crosby Milling Company, which later became General Mills, he was elected Governor of Wisconsin in 1872.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 72 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 14, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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