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Vicksburg National Military Park in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Thayer's Approach.

U.S.

 
 
Thayer's Approach Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, November 28, 2008
1. Thayer's Approach Marker
Inscription.
The trench for Thayer's Approach to the Confederate work in his front was started about May 30, 1863, on the north side of this ridge, through which it was carried by a tunnel. Preserved by the brick arch. The trench across the ravine to the foot of the spur south of this marker, about 6 feet wide and 6 feet deep, was covered by a blinding of bundles of can laid across it and affording protection against rifle balls. The Confederates did not use artillery against this blinding. When the trench reached cover at the base of spur two lines of approach were started and these lines united on top of the spur to form one approach.
 
Location. 32° 22.447′ N, 90° 51′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Union Avenue 0.8 miles west of Grant Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tennessee (approx. 0.7 miles away); Randal W. MacGavock (approx. 0.7 miles away); John Adams (approx. mile away); Confederate Dead Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); Vicksburg Navy Memorial
Thayer's Approach Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, November 28, 2008
2. Thayer's Approach Marker
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Confederate Dead at Vicksburg Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ulysses S. Grant (approx. 0.9 miles away); Soldiers Rest C.S.A. Cemetery (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Also see . . .  Vicksburg National Military Park. National Park Service (Submitted on October 4, 2015.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Thayer's Approach Tunnel image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, November 28, 2008
3. Thayer's Approach Tunnel
Gustavas Lightfoot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, November 28, 2008
4. Gustavas Lightfoot Marker
This marker sits next to the tunnel.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 222 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 2, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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