Raymond in Hinds County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
After inconclusively dueling all day against a larger battery of twenty-two cannons nearly a mile to the south, one of the guns exploded.
While changes in elevation from this point to Fourteenmile Creek bridge are subtle, Gregg could have used this high ground as his vantage point to watch the battle progress. The smoke and haze of that day, however, prevented him from being able to discern the size and strength of the Union forces.
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Sketches of loading and firing artillery by Theo Davis, artist-journalist for the Harper’s Weekly newspaper who sketched at the Battle of Raymond and throughout the Vicksburg Campaign.
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This battery consisted of two 12-pounder cannons (typical 12-pounders,
Location. 32° 14.856′ N, 90° 26.543′ W. Marker is in Raymond, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Old Port Gibson Road and Port Gibson Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located in a section of the Raymond Military Park known as Bledsoe’s Battery that is detached from the main part 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. C.S. Gregg's Task Force (a few steps from this marker); C.S. Bledsoe's Missouri Battery (3 Guns) (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named C.S. Gregg's Task Force (a few steps from this marker); To Clinton and Jackson (a few steps from this marker); The Campaign Turns East (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named C.S. Gregg's Task Force (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Raymond - This Walking Trail (approx. ¼ mile away); The Battle of Raymond as a Pivotal Point in the Vicksburg Campaign (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 (Submitted on July 6, 2015.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 231 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 6, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.