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

Engagement at Raymond, Mississippi, May 12.

Campaign, Siege, and Defense of Vicksburg; 1863.

 
 
Engagement at Raymond, Mississippi, May 12. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
1. Engagement at Raymond, Mississippi, May 12. Marker
Inscription. The Union Army under command of Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson,
 was composed of the Third and Seventh Divisions, 17th Corps. The 
Confederate Army, under command of Brig. Gen. John Gregg, was 
composed of Gregg's brigade and a squadron of Wirt Adamsí
 cavalry. The battle was opened by the advance of the Third
 Division, Maj. Gen. John A. Logan commanding-Smith's Brigade on
 the right, Dennis on the left, and Stevenson's at first in reserve
 but later on the extreme right. The Seventh Division, Brig. Gen.
 Marcellus M. Crocker commanding, formed line in support and as
 reserve. The Confederate line was held for more than two hours.
 When the brigade fell back, mostly in good order, through and
 beyond the town of Raymond. Six mounted companies of the Third 
Kentucky (Confederate) Infantry arrived at the close of the battle 
and assisted in covering the retreat. Casualties: Union; killed
 66, wounded 339, missing 37, total 442, seven officers killed. 
Confederate: killed 73, wounded 251, missing 190, total 514, nine
 officers killed or mortally wounded.
 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 22.619′ 
Marker at the foot of statue of General U.S. Grant. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
2. Marker at the foot of statue of General U.S. Grant.
N, 90° 50.072′ 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. Engagement at Jackson, Mississippi, May 14. (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Port Gibson, Mississippi, May 1. (a few steps from this marker); Ulysses S. Grant (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Detached for Service on Gunboats; (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Champion's Hill, Mississippi, May 16. (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named U.S. Detached for Service on Gunboats; (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named U.S. Detached for Service on Gunboats; (within shouting distance of this marker); Assault on the Confederate Line of Defense, May 19. (within shouting distance of this marker). 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 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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