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

U.S. Battery B,

1st Illinois Light Artillery;

 

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

 
<small>U.S. </small> Battery B, Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
1. U.S. Battery B, Marker
Inscription.
Capt. Samuel E. Barrett;
Lieut. Israel P. Rumsey.
The battery served four 6-pounder guns 
and two 12-pounder howitzers in this position from the morning of May 22 to the evening of May 26, when it went with the force under command of Gen. Blair on the expedition to Mechanicsburg. The battery did not return to the investment line but was attached to Mower's Brigade and engaged at Richmond, Louisiana, June 15. It served two of its pieces, by successive details, on the peninsula opposite Vicksburg from June 23 to the end of the siege, July 4, 1863. Aggregate reported casualties in battery during the campaign and siege: killed 2, wounded 2, total 4.
 
Erected by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 22.206′ N, 90° 50.431′ 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, (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Battery H, (a few steps from this marker); 47th Ohio Infantry Regimental Monument
The view looking north on Union Avenue. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
2. The view looking north on Union Avenue.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Hugh Ewing (within shouting distance of this marker); Giles A. Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); West Virginia 15th Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); U☆S 1st Battalion 13th U.S. Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Ohio Thirty Seventh Infantry; (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Regarding U.S. Battery B,. 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 Samuel E. Barrett and Lt. Israel P. Rumsey. (Captain William Cogswell commanded all 1st Illinois Light artillery.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
<small>U.S. </small> Battery B, Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
3. U.S. Battery B, Marker
 
 
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 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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