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

A Battle Unfolds

 
 
A Battle Unfolds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
1. A Battle Unfolds Marker
Inscription. From this vantage point, Maj. Gen. James McPherson, USA, should have been able to watch the unfolding of the battle, but the smoke and dust clouds hung motionless near the ground all day. Nevertheless, he was able to see a skirmish line along the creek where it crossed under the bridge, the Confederate battle line beyond, and additional forces on the Gallatin Road to the right.

“My regiment, like all the others, hurried along the country roads through dust that came to the shoe top. The atmosphere was yellow with it. The moving of a column far away could be traced by it. We followed it in the way that Joshua’s army followed the mighty cloud.”
     Sgt. S.H.M. Byers, 5th Iowa, USA

(Image captions from left-to-right, west-to-east)

The bend in Fourteenmile Creek against which the Confederates planned to push the Federals.

The bridge over Fourteenmile Creek where Confederates waited.

Confederate artillery position with three cannon.

The concrete portion of State Highway 18 follows the route of the Union army toward Raymond from its overnight encampment around Roach’s plantation, nine miles south.

Gallatin Road (modern Dry Grove Road) where Confederate regiments were posted to strike the Union right and rear as part of Confederate General Gregg’s
A Battle Unfolds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
2. A Battle Unfolds Marker
View from parking area
trap. It is known as McGavock’s Ridge since Col. Randall McGavock, CSA, a former mayor of Nashville, Tennessee was killed in that action.
 
Location. 32° 13.971′ N, 90° 27.086′ W. Marker is in Raymond, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 18 0.1 miles south of Cidero Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in a section of the Raymond Military Park known as McPherson's 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. Battery D, 1st Illinois Light Artillery (approx. half a mile away); U.S. 11th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery (approx. half a mile away); U.S. 8th Battery, Michigan Light Artillery (approx. half a mile away); U.S. 3d Battery, Ohio Light Artillery (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Raymond (approx. 0.6 miles away); DeGolyer's Battery and the Artist's Eye (approx. 0.6 miles away); McPherson's Deployment (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named U.S. 8th Battery, Michigan Light Artillery (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Raymond.
 
Also see . . .
View to Northeast from the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
3. View to Northeast from the Marker
 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
 
View Towards the Bend in Fourteenmile Creek image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
4. View Towards the Bend in Fourteenmile Creek
View Towards Fourteenmile Creek Bridge and Confederate Artillery Position image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
5. View Towards Fourteenmile Creek Bridge and Confederate Artillery Position
View Towards State Highway 18 and Gallatin Road image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
6. View Towards State Highway 18 and Gallatin Road
 
 
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 198 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 3, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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