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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, March 23, 2018
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 Adams 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 the United States War Department.
 
Location. 32° 21.099′ N, 90° 51.137′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is at
Engagement at Raymond, Mississippi, May 12. Marker is 5th from left. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
2. Engagement at Raymond, Mississippi, May 12. Marker is 5th from left.
the intersection of Pemberton Circle and Confederate Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Pemberton Circle. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Pemberton 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. (here, next to this marker); Battle of Port Gibson, Mississippi, May 1. (here, next to this marker); Battle of Champion's Hill, Mississippi, May 16. (a few steps from this marker); C.S. River Batteries; Army of Vicksburg. (a few steps from this marker); Engagement at Big Black River Bridge, Mississippi, May 17. (a few steps from this marker); John C Pemberton (a few steps from this marker); Lieutenant General John C. Pemberton (a few steps from this marker); Assault on the Confederate Line of Defense, May 19. (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Battle Raymond. (Submitted on March 28, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Sketch of Logan's Division Battling the Confederates Near Fourteen Mile Creek. image. Click for full size.
By Public domain (PD-US), June 13, 1863
3. Sketch of Logan's Division Battling the Confederates Near Fourteen Mile Creek.
Theodore Davis - Harper's Weekly
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 28, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 28, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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