Raymond in Hinds County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Gregg's Battle Plan
All in all, it was a good plan, except that Gregg’s troops did not face an inferior force. Without sufficient cavalry to act as scouts, Gregg simply did not know how many Union Soldiers were marching up the road.
“The citizens (of Raymond) met us kindly and wonderingly. ... Early on the morning of the 12, the town was overrun with soldiers, having what we called a ‘high old time.’ In the midst of the fun, feasting, and coquetting the long roll sounded, and every man answered promptly. General Gregg moved through the town very quietly, where hundreds of people were eagerly watching events, little dreaming of the carnage to follow.”
Private Sumner A. Cunningham, 41st Tennessee, CSA
“Captain Boone’s company was thrown out
Pvt. W.J. Davidson, 41st Tennessee, CSA
“... we hadn’t time to more than turn our heads when from out of the quiet woods on the other side of the brook, there came a great yell, of thousands of voices, followed by a crashing roar of musketry as one doesn’t often hear unless he has been prepared for it.”
Lt. Henry O. Dwight, 20th Ohio, USA
Location. 32° 14.625′ N, 90° 26.607′ 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 in the main part of the Raymond Military Park; 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 Vicksburg Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); The Little J Railroad The Battle of Raymond as a Pivotal Point in the Vicksburg Campaign (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Raymond - This Walking Trail (about 300 feet away); C.S. Gregg's Task Force (about 400 feet away); The Campaign Turns East (about 400 feet away); Texas Memorial (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.
More about this marker. Marker is located along the Raymond Military Park walking trail near the parking area for the park.
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 5, 2015.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 5, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.