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

North to the Railroads

 
 
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By Cleo Robertson, January 10, 2015
1. North to the Railroads Marker
Inscription. On May 12, 1863, after Grant and two divisions of the XV Corps marched past, three divisions of the XIII Corps turned here onto the Telegraph Road. Four miles north, they met a portion of the 1st Missouri (Dismounted) Cavalry at Whitaker's Ford. After the Confederates fell back, the Federals secured the ford. Meanwhile, McClernand's reserve division captured Montgomery Bridge, two and a half miles west of Whitaker's Ford, securing Grant's left flank four and a half miles from the railroad.
 
Erected 2013 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 32° 12.251′ N, 90° 37.186′ W. Marker is in Edwards, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Port Gibson Road and Middle Road, on the right when traveling north on Old Port Gibson Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8496 Old Port Gibson Rd, Edwards MS 39066, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Change of Plans (approx. 4.9 miles away); Deans Stand (approx. 5.1 miles away); Utica
North to the Railroads Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cleo Robertson, January 10, 2015
2. North to the Railroads Marker
View facing south.
(approx. 6.4 miles away); Lower Choctaw Boundary (approx. 7.3 miles away); Lloyd Tilghman (approx. 7.8 miles away); Battle of Raymond (approx. 9.8 miles away); A Battle Unfolds (approx. 10 miles away); Big Black River Bridge (approx. 10.2 miles away but has been reported missing). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edwards.
 
Also see . . .
1. 1st Missouri Cavalry CSA. Roster of names, all companies (Submitted on January 13, 2015, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 

2. Wikipedia: XV Corps (Union Army). (Submitted on January 13, 2015, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
3. Mississippi Civil War 150: Maps & Trails. (Submitted on January 13, 2015, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
4. Legends of America: Jackson to Vicksburg Civil War in the Civil War (Page 2). (Submitted on January 13, 2015, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
5. Major General John Alexander McClernand: Politician in Uniform. Book by Richard L. Kiper. Page 234. (Submitted on January 13, 2015, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 

6. The Public "I": History in Context (Tuesday, May 12, 1863). (Submitted on January 13, 2015, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
7. Vicksburg: The Campaign that Opened the Mississippi (Page 258). Book by Michael B. Ballard. (Submitted on January 14, 2015, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 

8. Champion Hill (Page 64). Book by Timothy B. Smith. (Submitted on January 14, 2015, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 

9. Receding Tide: Vicksburg and Gettysburg (Page 166). Book by Edwin C. Bearss. (Submitted on January 14, 2015, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 

10. Triumph and Defeat (Page 24). Book by Terrence J. Winschel. (Submitted on January 14, 2015, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsRailroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
North to the Railroads Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cleo Robertson, January 10, 2015
3. North to the Railroads Marker
View facing north.
Grant's Operations Against Vicksburg image. Click for full size.
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. John A. McClernand, USA image. Click for full size.
5. Gen. John A. McClernand, USA
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2015, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This page has been viewed 316 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 13, 2015, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.   4. submitted on January 14, 2015, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.   5. submitted on January 13, 2015, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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