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

Battle of Raymond - This Walking Trail

 
 
This Walking Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
1. This Walking Trail Marker
Inscription.

     “A single field, dotted with spots of timber, separated the Lower Gallatin and Utica Roads, and the main force of the enemy was on the latter road. Finding that I would necessarily be driven into town by his artillery unless I moved up nearer, and believing from this evidence I had that his force was a single brigade, I made my dispositions to capture it ….”
     Brig. Gen. John Gregg, CSA


While this trail covers only a portion of the battlefield, it includes the action at the bridge across Fourteenmile Creek. The terrain provides clues as to why the battle unfolded as it did. Research indicates that weather conditions, erroneous assumptions and misinformation dramatically affected the course of the battle.

Battlefield Preservation
The Friends of Raymond appreciate your interest in their preservation efforts and ask you to be considerate of local landowners by remaining within this park.

Additional interpretation can be found at McPherson’s Ridge, one half-mile south along State Highway 18 and at Bledsoe’s Battery one half-mile north, towards town. The Raymond City Cemetery contains 140 marked Confederate graves, the results of local citizens re-interring bodies from their battlefield graves in the 1860s. Union dead buried on this battlefield were likewise
McPherson's Corps near Brownsville image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
2. McPherson's Corps near Brownsville
Close-up of drawing on marker
removed to the newly created Vicksburg National Military Cemetery in 1867.
 
Location. 32° 14.67′ N, 90° 26.611′ W. Marker is in Raymond, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker can be reached from Port Gibson Street 0.1 miles north of Mississippi Highway 18, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Raymond Military Park on an exhibit kiosk at the beginning of the walking trail; the above directions are to the parking area for 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. The Battle of Raymond as a Pivotal Point in the Vicksburg Campaign (here, next to this marker); The Little J Railroad (here, next to this marker); The Vicksburg Campaign (here, next to this marker); C.S. Gregg's Task Force (within shouting distance of this marker); The Campaign Turns East (within shouting distance of this marker); Gregg's Battle Plan (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); To Clinton and Jackson (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named C.S. Gregg's Task Force (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
The Battle of Raymond image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
3. The Battle of Raymond
Close-up of map on marker
detailed information on the Battle of Raymond and the preservation of the battlefield. (Submitted on July 4, 2015.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Walking Trail Exhibit Kiosk image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall
4. Walking Trail Exhibit Kiosk
Exhibit includes markers for the Walking Trail,
the Battle of Raymond, the Vicksburg Campaign,
and the Little J Railroad
Battle of Raymond Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
5. Battle of Raymond Battlefield
View to southwest towards Fourteenmile Creek
and west section of battlefield
Parking Area for Raymond Military Park image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
6. Parking Area for Raymond Military Park
Marker and exhibit kiosk on right side next to walking trail
Raymond Military Park Walking Trail and Exhibit Kiosk image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
7. Raymond Military Park Walking Trail and Exhibit Kiosk
View to north
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 253 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 4, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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