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

Battle of Raymond

 
 
Battle of Raymond Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
1. Battle of Raymond Marker
Inscription. By the time of the Civil War, the Natchez Trace had lost its significance as a national road. One of the sections ran from Port Gibson toward Jackson but the route veered from the original Trace to reach Raymond. In the spring of 1863, General U.S. Grant marched his Union army over this route after crossing the Mississippi and taking Port Gibson.
†††††On May 12, Grantís forces drew fire from a Confederate brigade, commanded by Brig. Gen. John Gregg, located on the southern edge of Raymond three miles east of here. After a day of bitter fighting the Confederates retreated toward Jackson leaving their wounded in the county courthouse. This setto convinced Grant of the need to take Jackson in order to assure success of his forthcoming siege of Vicksburg.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
 
Location. 32° 16.653′ N, 90° 28.538′ W. Marker is near Raymond, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker is on Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 78.3), 0.6 miles south of Mississippi Highway 467, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Raymond MS 39154, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Battle of Raymond Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
2. Battle of Raymond Marker
within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. C.S. Gregg's Task Force (approx. 2.8 miles away); C.S. Bledsoe's Missouri Battery (3 Guns) (approx. 2.8 miles away); Bledsoe's Battery (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named C.S. Gregg's Task Force (approx. 2.8 miles away); To Clinton and Jackson (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Campaign Turns East (approx. 2.9 miles away); a different marker also named C.S. Gregg's Task Force (approx. 2.9 miles away); Battle of Raymond - This Walking Trail (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Raymond.
 
Also see . . .
1. Natchez Trace Parkway. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 18, 2015.) 

2. Battle of Raymond - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 18, 2015.)
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesWar, US Civil
 
Battle of Raymond Pullout<br>on the Natchez Trace Parkway image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
3. Battle of Raymond Pullout
on the Natchez Trace Parkway
View to Northeast<br>Along the Natchez Trace Parkway image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
4. View to Northeast
Along the Natchez Trace Parkway
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 248 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 18, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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