Raymond in Hinds County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
C.S. Gregg's Task Force
Brig. Gen. John Gregg
Col. Cyrus A. Sugg
3d Tennessee Infantry, Col. Calvin H. Walker
10th & 30th Tennessee Consolidated Infantry, Col. Randal MacGavock (K)
Lt. Col. James J. Turner
41st Tennessee Infantry, Col. Robert I. Farquharson
50th Tennessee Infantry, Lt. Col. Thomas S. Beaumont
1st Tennessee Infantry Battalion, Maj. Stephen H. Colms
7th Texas Infantry, Col. Hiram B. Granbury
The brigade moved from Port Hudson, Louisiana, to Jackson, Mississippi where it arrived on May 9. Early on May 11 the brigade marched to Raymond and went into bivouac. At 9:00 a.m. on May 12 the brigade was deployed for battle along Fourteen Mile Creek to block the Federal advance coming from Utica. Fighting erupted at 10 o’clock. At noon Gregg launched an attack en echelon with the intention of turning the Federal right flank and capturing the enemy guns positioned south of the creek. The attack soon faltered as additional Union brigades arrived on the field. The Federals counterattacked and by 4 p.m. forced Gregg’s men from the field. The brigade fell back through Raymond and bivouacked for the night along Snake Creek. On May 13 Gregg’s men withdrew to Jackson.
Casualties reported 73 killed, 252 wounded, 190 missing
Location. 32° 14.861′ N, 90° 26.556′ 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. 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); 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 (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 175 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 6, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.