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

C.S. River Batteries; Army of Vicksburg.

Colonel Ed Higgins.

 
 
<small>C.S.</small> River Batteries; Army of Vicksburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
1. C.S. River Batteries; Army of Vicksburg Marker
Inscription.
1st Louisiana Heavy Artillery, {Colonel C. A. Fuller.
{Lieut. Col. D. Beltzhoover.
8th Louisiana Heavy Artillery Battalion, Major F. N. Ogden
22nd Louisiana (Detachment). Captain Samuel Jones.
1st Tennessee Heavy Artillery, Colonel A. Jackson. Jr.
Tennessee Battery, Captain T. N. Johnston.
Tennessee Battery, Captain J.P. Lynch.
Vaiden (Mississippi) Battery, Captain S. C. Bains.

The command, at the beginning of the defense, May 18, 1863, was in charge of about thirty - eight heavy guns in position on the river front line, and thirteen light guns on the city front. Eleven light and six heavy guns were successively ordered to the rear line of defense with the detachments serving them, but one heavy gun was moved back to the river line. The attacks of the Union gunboats were repulsed, May 22 and May 27. The gunboat "Cincinnati" being sunk in the great bend of the river by the upper batteries on the last named day. Casualties: in opposing the passage of the Union transports, the night of April 22, killed 1, wounded 2, total 3; and during the defense, about 30 killed and wounded.
 
Erected by the United States War Department.
 
Location. 32° 21.094′ 
<small>C.S.</small> River Batteries; Army of Vicksburg Marker is 3rd from left. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
2. C.S. River Batteries; Army of Vicksburg Marker is 3rd from left.
N, 90° 51.134′ 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 Port Gibson, Mississippi, May 1. (here, next to this marker); Lieutenant General John C. Pemberton (here, next to this marker); Engagement at Raymond, Mississippi, May 12. (a few steps from this marker); C.S. Miscellaneous; Army of Vicksburg. (a few steps from this marker); Engagement at Jackson, Mississippi, May 14. (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Champion's Hill, Mississippi, May 16. (a few steps from this marker); John C Pemberton (a few steps from this marker); Engagement at Big Black River Bridge, Mississippi, May 17. (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 the USS Cincinnati.. (Submitted on March 28, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
Located on North Washington Street below Fort Hill, is part of the water battery. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
3. Located on North Washington Street below Fort Hill, is part of the water battery.
This battery, located on the bank of the old Mississippi River below Fort Hill, commanded the river bend above Vicksburg. The Water Battery was one of the three most powerful batteries in the Vicksburg defenses. Shortly after daylight on May 27, 1863, the Union ironclad, U.S.S. Cincinnati, was sunk by the combined fire of the Water Battery and other batteries.
The <i>USS Cincinnati</i>, photographed on the Western Rivers in 1862-63. image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
4. The USS Cincinnati, photographed on the Western Rivers in 1862-63.
 
 
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 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 28, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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