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

U.S. 2D Battery,

Ohio Light Artillery;

 

—12th Div.; 13th Corps; Army of the Tennessee. —

 
<small>U.S. </small> 2D Artillery; Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 24, 2017
1. U.S. 2D Artillery; Marker
Inscription. Lieut. Augustus Beach.
The battery served four 6-pounder guns and two 12-pounder howitzers on the investment line from the morning of May 21 to May 24, when it went with the 1st Brigade, 9th Division, 13th Corps, to Big Black River Bridge and was on duty in and near that position to the end of the siege, July 4, 1863, reported casualties in battery during the campaign and siege, wounded 3.
 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 20.183′ N, 90° 51.53′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Union Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Union Avenue, Vicksburg MS 39180, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James·R·Slack· (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Iowa 24th Infantry (about 400 feet away); Iowa 28th Infantry (about 500 feet away); William T. Rigby (about 600 feet away); Indiana Company C, 1st Cavalry (about 600 feet away); Brig. Gen. Edward D. Tracy (approx.
<small>U.S. </small> 2D Artillery; marker at a Union Avenue pull-off. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 24, 2017
2. U.S. 2D Artillery; marker at a Union Avenue pull-off.
0.2 miles away); Edward D. Tracy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Illinois 118th Infantry. (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Regarding U.S. 2D Battery,. Located on Union Avenue at the second turn past Tour Stop #15. This unit was attached to Brigadier General Alvin P. Hovey's 12th Division, Major Generals John A. McClernand's (relieved of command 19 June 1863) and Edward O.C. Ord's XIII Army Corps, and commanded by Lieutenant Augustus Beach.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on December 18, 2017, by T. Patton of Jefferson, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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