Raymond in Hinds County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
C.S. Bledsoe's Missouri Battery (3 Guns)
Gregg's Task Force
Gregg’s Task Force;
Capt. Hiram M. Bledsoe.
Around 9:30 a.m., May 12, 1863, Brig. Gen. John Gregg placed Captain Bledsoe’s two 12-pounder smoothbores and one Whitworth rifle here on a knoll at the junction of the Port Gibson and Utica roads, a position that commanded the Fourteenmile Creek bridge, 870 yards distant. At 10 a.m. Bledsoe’s guns opened fire on Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson’s approaching Federals of the XVII Corps. Around 2:30 p.m. the Whitworth burst during firing, and by 4:00 p.m. Gregg began withdrawing his outnumbered troops from the field.
No casualties reported.
Location. 32° 14.857′ N, 90° 26.552′ 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); a different marker also named C.S. Gregg's Task Force Bledsoe's Battery (a few steps from this marker); To Clinton and Jackson (within shouting distance of 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 information on the Battle of Raymond and the preservation of the battlefield. (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 224 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 6, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.