Delta in Madison Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
U.S. Operations Against Vicksburg
May 18 - July 24, 1862
Operations Against Vicksburg May 18 - July 24, 1862;
Department of the Gulf.
Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler;
2d Brigade, Department of the Gulf.
Brig. Gen. Thomas Williams;
30th Massachusetts Infantry, Col Nathan A.M. Dudley;
6th Michigan Infantry, Capt. Charles E. Clarke;
7th Vermont Infantry, Col. George T. Roberts;
4th Wisconsin Infantry, Col. Halbert E. Paine;
2d Battery, Massachusetts Light Artillery, Capt. Ormand F. Nims;
6th Battery, Massachusetts Light Artillery, Capt. Charles Everett;
Erected by the U.S. War Department.
Location. 32° 19.255′ N, 90° 55.984′ W. Marker is in Delta, Louisiana, in Madison Parish. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Old Highway 80 East and Stafford Drive, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Grantís Canal unit of the Vicksburg National Military Park; the above directions are to the parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Delta LA 71233, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Williams' Canal – 1862 (here, next to this marker); Grant's Canal (here, next to this marker); Mississippi Sidestep (here, next to this marker); Grant's Canal – 1863 (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Grant's Canal (here, next to this marker); Freedmen Fight at Milliken's Bend (a few steps from this marker); U.S. African Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Ninth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delta.
Also see . . .
1. Grant's Canal. From the National Park Service website for Vicksburg National Military Park. (Submitted on June 17, 2015.)
2. The Canal to Nowhere. An in-depth article by Terry L. Jones from the Disunion blog in the Opinionator (Submitted on June 17, 2015.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 17, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.