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

U.S. Battery H,

1st Illinois Light Artillery;

 

2D Div.; 15th Corps; Army of the Tennessee.

 
<small>U.S. </small> Battery H, Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
1. U.S. Battery H, Marker
Inscription.
Capt. Levi W. Hart.
The battery served four 20-pounder Parrott rifles from about May 27 and one 30-pounder Parrott rifle from about May 30, to about June 10, in this position, when the right section, under Lieut. Francis DeGress, was ordered to a battery on the left center of Steele's Division. The left section, under Lieut. Edward Adams, served its two 20-pounder Parrott rifles, one 30-pounder Parrott rifle, and one additional 30-pounder Parrott rifle from about June 23, to the end of the siege, July 4, 1863, in this position. Reported casualties in battery during the campaign and siege killed 1.
 
Erected by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 22.198′ N, 90° 50.435′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Union Avenue, 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. Illinois Battery H, (here, next to this marker); U.S. Battery B, (a few steps from this marker); Giles A. Smith (a few steps from
<small>U.S. </small> Battery H, Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
2. U.S. Battery H, Marker
this marker); West Virginia 15th Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); 47th Ohio Infantry Regimental Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Hugh Ewing (within shouting distance of this marker); U☆S 1st Battalion 13th U.S. Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); U S Missouri (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Regarding U.S. Battery H,. This unit was attached to Major General Francis P. Blair's 2nd Division of Major General William T. Sherman's XV Army Corps and was commanded by Captain Levi W. Hart. (Captain William Cogswell commanded all 1st Illinois Light artillery.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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