Vicksburg National Military Park in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Engagement at Jackson, Mississippi, May 14.
Campaign, Siege, and Defense of Vicksburg; 1863.
The Union Army, under command of Maj. Gen. U.S. Grant, was composed of Steele's and Tuttle's Divisions, 15th Corps, Maj. Gen. Wm. T. Sherman commanding; and Logan's and Crockerís Divisions, 17th Corps, Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson commanding. Gen. Grant was with Gen. Sherman. The Confederate Army, under command of Brig. Gen. John Gregg, was composed of Gregg's, Gist's, and Walker's brigades. Gen. Joseph E. Johnston was in the city. Gistís Brigade was posted on the Clinton Road about three miles west of Jackson, Walkerís supported Gist's, and Greggís was on the right of Gistís. The Third Kentucky mounted infantry, a battalion of sharpshooters and Martinís battery of Walker's Brigade, were posted on the Raymond road about two miles from the city. The divisions of the 15th Corps marched towards Jackson on the Raymond Road; Tuttle's formed line of battle on both sides of that road and drove the Confederate force into the intrenchment; Steele's formed line on both sides of the railroad; the two divisions advanced and occupied the intrenchments on their respective fronts. The divisions of the 17th Corps marched on the Clinton Road; Crocker's formed line of battle, with Logan's in reserve, drove the Confederate line from its position after a sharp fight, advanced and occupied the intrenchment on its front. Casualties: Union; killed 42, wounded
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
1. Engagement at Jackson, Mississippi, May 14. Marker
251, missing 7, total 300, one officer killed. Confederate: killed 17, wounded 64, missing 118, total 199, one officer killed.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
2. Engagement at Jackson, Mississippi, May 14. Marker is 6th from left.
Erected by the United States War Department.
Location. 32° 21.101′ N, 90° 51.138′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is at 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. Battle of Champion's Hill, Mississippi, May 16. (here, next to this marker); Engagement at Raymond, Mississippi, May 12. (here, next to this marker); Engagement at Big Black River Bridge, Mississippi, May 17. (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Port Gibson, Mississippi, May 1. (a few steps from this marker); John C Pemberton (a few steps from this marker); Assault on the Confederate Line of Defense, May 19. (a few steps from this marker); C.S. River Batteries; Army of Vicksburg. (a few steps from this marker); Lieutenant General John C. Pemberton (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
Also see . . .
By Public domain, 1863
3. Sketch of the Battle of Jackson
Gallant charge of the 17th Iowa, 80th Ohio and 10th Missouri, supported by the first and third brigades of the Seventh Division (sketched by A.E. Mathews, 31st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.)
1. Wikipedia article on Battle of Jackson. (Submitted on March 28, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. National Park Service on the Battle of Jackson. (Submitted on March 28, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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