Raymond in Hinds County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
U.S. 3d Battery, Ohio Light Artillery
Ohio Light Artillery;
3d Div.; 17th Corps; Army of the Tennessee.
Capt. William S. Williams
This battery of four 12-pounder James rifles and two 6-pounder smoothbores was the third and final battery of Maj. Gen. John A. Logan’s division to arrive on the field. Going into battery around 11:30 a.m., May 12, 1863, Captain Williams’ guns served in this position on the left of the gun line to prevent any Confederate flanking movement from the west.
No casualties reported.
Location. 32° 14.376′ N, 90° 26.965′ 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 marker. U.S. 8th Battery, Michigan Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. 11th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery (about 500 feet U.S. Battery D, 1st Illinois Light Artillery (about 700 feet away); A "Soldiers' Battle" in the Underbrush (approx. ¼ mile away); DeGolyer's Battery and the Artist's Eye (approx. ¼ mile away); Eyewitnesses in the Storm (approx. ¼ mile away); McPherson's Deployment (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named U.S. 8th Battery, Michigan Light Artillery (approx. ¼ mile 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 •
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 201 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 3, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.