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

Change of Plans

 
 
Change of Plans Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cleo Robertson, January 10, 2015
1. Change of Plans Marker
Inscription. On May 12, 1863, Grant made his headquarters here at Dillon's Farm with Sherman's XV Corps. At Raymond, five and a half miles east along Fourteenmile Creek, McPherson's XVII Corps, with 12,000 men, defeated 3,000 Confederates under John Gregg. Grant heard the guns at Raymond and at sundown learned that McPherson was victorious. Realizing that Confederate forces were now on both his left and right flanks, however, Grant changed his planned movement north and ordered the army to wheel toward Jackson.
 
Erected 2013 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History. (Marker Number 15.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 32° 13.918′ N, 90° 32.533′ W. Marker is in Edwards, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker is on Old Port Gibson Road 0.2 miles west of Mt. Moriah Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13452 Old Port Gibson Rd., Edwards MS 39066, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Deans Stand (approx. 0.2 miles away); North to the Railroads (approx. 4.9 miles away); Battle of Raymond
Change of Plans Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cleo Robertson, January 10, 2015
2. Change of Plans Marker
View of marker to the southwest.
(approx. 5 miles away); The Vicksburg Campaign (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Coker House and the Battle of Champion Hill (approx. 5.1 miles away); Architecture and Renovations (approx. 5.1 miles away); A Refugee Family (approx. 5.1 miles away); Chicago Mercantile Battery - Artillery in the Yard (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edwards.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historic Civil War Site Acquired By Natchez Trace Parkway. "Dillon's Plantation Witnesses History Again" by Rebecca Drake and Parker Hills (Submitted on January 11, 2015, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 

2. The Battle of Raymond. Article by Parker Hills (2002) (Submitted on January 11, 2015, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 

3. Civil War Battlefields: The Battle of Raymond. (Submitted on January 11, 2015, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
4. Ninety-eight Days: A Geographer's View of the Vicksburg Campaign. Index to Dillon's Farm (Plantation) references, pages 224-228, 239, 241, 258, 262-264, 266, 273-274, 442, 515. (Submitted on January 11, 2015, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 

5. Discovery Tour of the Vicksburg Campaign Trail. The Campaign for Vicksburg and A Guide to the Campaign Trail. (Submitted on January 11, 2015, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 

6. Mississippians in the Confederate Army: A Body of Wild Riders
Change of Plans Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cleo Robertson, January 10, 2015
3. Change of Plans Marker
View of marker and surrounding area to the northeast.
. "The 20th Mississippi Infantry (Mounted)" article posted July 21, 2013 (Submitted on January 11, 2015, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 

7. Mississippi Civil War 150: Maps & Trails. (Submitted on January 11, 2015, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
8. Wikipedia: XV Corps (Union Army). (Submitted on January 11, 2015, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
9. The Civil War Archive: Union Corps Histories (15th Corps). (Submitted on January 11, 2015, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
10. Army of the Tennessee: The Vicksburg Campaign. (Submitted on January 11, 2015, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
11. The Vicksburg Campaign (November 1862-July 1863). U.S. Army Center of Military History publication 75-8, by Christopher R. Gabel (Submitted on January 11, 2015, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 

12. The Civil War Archive: Union Corps Histories (17th Corps). (Submitted on January 11, 2015, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
13. Civil War Almanac: May 9-12, 1863. Chronology detailed on pages 294-295. (Submitted on January 11, 2015, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Grant's Operations Against Vicksburg image. Click for full size.
Illustrated by Hal Jespersen, March 27, 2008
4. Grant's Operations Against Vicksburg
Map of the Vicksburg Campaign during the American Civil War. The general area referred to by this historical marker is within the highlighted green border.
Gen. U.S. Grant image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1862
5. Gen. U.S. Grant
General Grant during the Civil War.
Gen. James B. McPherson image. Click for full size.
By Mathew Brady, circa 1862/1864
6. Gen. James B. McPherson
U.S. Army Signal Corps photo, National Archives (Brady Collection).
Gen. John Gregg, CSA image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1861/1864
7. Gen. John Gregg, CSA
Brigadier General John Gregg, Confederate States Army.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 11, 2015, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 11, 2015, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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