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

Lunette at left of Stockade.

Confederate Position Tablet.

 
 
Lunette at left of Stockade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
1. Lunette at left of Stockade Marker
Inscription. This lunette, part of the stockade to its right, and the line to its left were held, the afternoon of May 19, 1863, and the assaults of the Union force repulsed, by the 27th Louisiana Infantry with the Second Missouri Infantry in support. The casualties in the Louisiana Regiment were severe but cannot be accurately stated.
The position was held, May 22, and the assaults of the Union force repulsed, by the 27th Louisiana and five companies of the 2d Missouri, with five companies of that regiment in reserve. The casualties cannot be accurately stated. The lunette, the line immediately to its left, the stockade to its right, and the north face of the stockade redan were held, after May 25, by the 27th Louisiana. A countermine against the Union approach was prepared at the stockade, but not fired. Casualties in 27th Louisiana during the defense: killed 58, wounded 96, total 154, Lieut. Col. L.L. McLaurin and Lieut. George Harris killed, Col. L.D. Marks mortally wounded.
 
Erected by the United States War Department.
 
Location. 32° 22.23′ N, 90° 50.736′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Confederate Avenue west of Old Graveyard Road, on the left when traveling
Lunette at left of Stockade marker in foreground just west of Old Graveyard Road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
2. Lunette at left of Stockade marker in foreground just west of Old Graveyard Road.
Confederate Avenue from Fort Hill to Old Graveyard Road is currently closed to vehicle traffic due to erosion.
east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Confederate Avenue, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Leon Dawson Marks (a few steps from this marker); Louisiana 27th Infantry (a few steps from this marker); C.S. McNally's (Arkansas) Battery; (a few steps from this marker); L.L. Mc Laurin (a few steps from this marker); West Virginia 4th Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Ewing's Brigade; Assault, May 19, 1863. (within shouting distance of this marker); Defending Graveyard Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Maj. Alexander Yates (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Regarding Lunette at left of Stockade.. A lunette is a fortification with two faces forming a projecting angle, and two flanks.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 29, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 29, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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