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Jackson in Hinds County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Union Battery Position

 
 
Union Battery Position Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cleo Robertson, January 3, 2014
1. Union Battery Position Marker
Inscription. Following the surrender of Vicksburg on July 4, 1863, Union forces under William T. Sherman pursued Joseph E. Johnston's Confederate army to Jackson and laid siege to the city. North of Jackson, Parke's IX Corps moved astride the Canton Road and placed artillery on this ridge, near the site of the state insane asylum. On July 11-14, the six guns of Batteries L and M, 3rd U.S. Artillery, fired 257 rounds into the city and its defenses. This gun emplacement is one of few intact Civil War site in Jackson.
 
Erected 2004 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 32° 19.859′ N, 90° 10.177′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker can be reached from North State Street (U.S. 51) 0.2 miles south of Lakeland Drive (County Route 25), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located on the campus of the University of Mississippi Medical School. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2500 North State Street, Jackson MS 39216, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. MFWC Headquarters (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fortenberry-Parkman Farm
Union Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Cleo Robertson, January 3, 2014
2. Union Battery Position
Earthen gun emplacement wall near marker.
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Eudora Welty House (approx. one mile away); Millsaps College (approx. one mile away); Greenwood Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away); Carter Jewelers (approx. 1.9 miles away); Capitol Rally (approx. 1.9 miles away); U.S.S. Mississippi (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
Also see . . .
1. Union Battery Position (Siege of Jackson). (Submitted on January 4, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
2. Wikipedia: Vicksburg Campaign - Jackson (May 14). (Submitted on January 4, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
3. FindTheData: Battle of Jackson, Mississippi. (Submitted on January 4, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
4. Mississippi History Now: Jackson - The Capital City and the Civil War. (Submitted on January 4, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
5. CivilWarAcademy.com: Civil War Battles in Mississippi - Jackson. (Submitted on January 4, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
6. And Speaking Of Which: The Siege of Jackson. (Submitted on January 4, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
7. A Murderous Fire on my Whole Line: Two Battles at Jackson, Mississippi. (Submitted on January 4, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Union Battery Position image. Click for full size.
By Cleo Robertson, January 3, 2014
3. Union Battery Position
Remnants of earthen gun emplacement. Marker can be see over the wall in the distance near the road.
Jackson Battle Map image. Click for full size.
Compiled from the Survey of Capt. Pitzman, July 15, 1863
4. Jackson Battle Map
Map Illustrating the Operations of the U.S. Forces against Jackson, Miss. The Union Battery position is identified in the far top of the map in blue near structure identified as "Insane Asylum." (Source link for map: http://mississippiconfederates.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/jackson1863a.jpg)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This page has been viewed 453 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 4, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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