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

C.S. Gregg's Task Force

1st Mississippi Battalion State Troops

 
 
C.S. Gregg's Task Force Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
1. C.S. Gregg's Task Force Marker
Inscription.

C.S. Gregg’s Task Force
Miscellaneous Attached Units, May 12, 1863

1st Mississippi Battalion State Troops
Capt. James Hall
The 40-man detachment picketed the road to Utica and contested McPherson’s advance, but was unable to penetrate the 160-man Federal cavalry screen

Squadron, Wirt Adams’ Mississippi Cavalry
Capt. William Yerger
The squadron of 50 troopers patrolled northwest of Raymond to protect the roads to the railroad and to Clinton and Jackson.

3d Kentucky Mounted Infantry
Col. Albert P. Thompson
Six companies arrived from Jackson at the end of the battle and helped cover Gregg’s retreat

Casualties: Not reported
 
Location. 32° 14.852′ N, 90° 26.547′ 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. Bledsoe's Battery (a few steps from this marker); C.S. Bledsoe's Missouri Battery (3 Guns)
1st Mississippi Battalion State Troops Marker at Right image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
2. 1st Mississippi Battalion State Troops Marker at Right
(a few steps from this marker); To Clinton and Jackson (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named C.S. Gregg's Task Force (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. 0.2 miles away); The Battle of Raymond as a Pivotal Point in the Vicksburg Campaign (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 detailed information on the Battle of Raymond and the preservation of the battlefield. (Submitted on July 6, 2015.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Markers at Bledsoe's Battery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
3. Markers at Bledsoe's Battery
1st Mississippi Battalion State Troops marker at left
Bledsoe's Battery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
4. Bledsoe's Battery
Bledsoe's Battery at Intersection of Old Port Gisbon Road and Port Gibson Street image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 5, 2015
5. Bledsoe's Battery at Intersection of Old Port Gisbon Road and Port Gibson Street
 
 
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 159 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 6, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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