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U.S. Battery D, 1st Illinois Light Artillery

 
 
U.S. Battery D, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
1. U.S. Battery D, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Marker
Inscription.

U.S. Battery D,
1st Illinois Light Artillery;
3d Div.; 17th Corps; Army of the Tennessee
Capt. Henry A. Rogers.

Formerly the “McAllister Battery” of the Battle of Shiloh, Captain Rogers’ four 24-pounder howitzers arrived on the field around 11 a.m., May 12, 1863, and went into position here. This battery relieved the six guns of De Golyer’s battery, which were shifted 150 yards to the west. The four 24-pounders, although at near maximum range of 1,230 yards from the Confederate guns, fired 72 rounds from this position. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan wrote that Rogers’ guns “did some most splendid execution.”

No casualties reported.
 
Location. 32° 14.309′ N, 90° 26.85′ W. Marker is in Raymond, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 18 0.4 miles south of Port Gibson Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in a section of the Raymond Military Park known as Artillery Ridge that is detached from the main part of the park; the above directions are to the parking area for this section of the park. Marker is in this post office area: Raymond MS 39154, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
View towards Union and Confederate Positions on Fourteenmile Creek image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
2. View towards Union and Confederate Positions on Fourteenmile Creek
View from the position of Battery D
marker. U.S. 11th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. 8th Battery, Michigan Light Artillery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); U.S. 3d Battery, Ohio Light Artillery (about 700 feet away); Battle of Raymond (approx. 0.2 miles away); DeGolyer's Battery and the Artist's Eye (approx. 0.2 miles away); McPherson's Deployment (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named U.S. 8th Battery, Michigan Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eyewitnesses in the Storm (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Raymond.
 
Also see . . .  Friends of Raymond. Official website of the Friends of Raymond with detailed information on the Battle of Raymond and the preservation of the battlefield. (Submitted on July 3, 2015.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
U.S. Battery D, 1st Illinois Light Artillery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
3. U.S. Battery D, 1st Illinois Light Artillery
View of Union Batteries from Highway 18 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
4. View of Union Batteries from Highway 18
View from Fourteen Mile Creek towards Union Batteries image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
5. View from Fourteen Mile Creek towards Union Batteries
Battery D is at the far left position of the line
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 3, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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