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Vickburg in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

U.S. Battery K,

2D Illinois Light Artillery;

 

4th Div.; 16th Corps; Army of the Tennessee.

 
<small>U.S.</small> Battery K, Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 15, 2019
1. U.S. Battery K, Marker
Inscription.  
Capt. Benjamin F. Rodgers.
A detachment of the battery served one 8-inch
Columbiad in this position from about June 21 to
the end of the siege, July 4, 1863.

 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 19.327′ N, 90° 52.638′ W. Marker is in Vickburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of North Frontage Road and Halls Ferry Road, on the right when traveling west on North Frontage Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: North Frontage Road, Vicksburg MS 39180, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named U.S. Battery K, (within shouting distance of this marker); C.S. Company I, (approx. 0.3 miles away); All Saints Episcopal School (approx. 0.3 miles away); States Rights Gist (approx. half a mile away); South Carolina Monument
Looking north on Halls Ferry Road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 15, 2019
2. Looking north on Halls Ferry Road.
(approx. half a mile away); Evander McNair (approx. 0.8 miles away); C.S. Company C, (approx. 0.8 miles away); Samuel G. French (approx. 0.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Siege of Vicksburg. (Submitted on May 16, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Example of an 8 inch Columbiad cannon image. Click for full size.
By Michael Rivera [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], July 3, 2014
3. Example of an 8 inch Columbiad cannon
The view south from marker towards the I-20 interchange. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 15, 2019
4. The view south from marker towards the I-20 interchange.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 86 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 16, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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