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Historical Markers in Champion Hill, Mississippi

 
Clickable Map of Hinds County, Mississippi and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Hinds County, MS (201) Claiborne County, MS (130) Copiah County, MS (16) Madison County, MS (26) Rankin County, MS (16) Simpson County, MS (9) Warren County, MS (486) Yazoo County, MS (18)  HindsCounty(201) Hinds County (201)  ClaiborneCounty(130) Claiborne County (130)  CopiahCounty(16) Copiah County (16)  MadisonCounty(26) Madison County (26)  RankinCounty(16) Rankin County (16)  SimpsonCounty(9) Simpson County (9)  WarrenCounty(486) Warren County (486)  YazooCounty(18) Yazoo County (18)
Jackson and Raymond are both the county seat for Hinds County
Champion Hill is in Hinds County
      Hinds County (201)  
ADJACENT TO HINDS COUNTY
      Claiborne County (130)  
      Copiah County (16)  
      Madison County (26)  
      Rankin County (16)  
      Simpson County (9)  
      Warren County (486)  
      Yazoo County (18)  
 
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1Mississippi (Hinds County), Champion Hill — A Narrow Escape
The Battle on Champion Hill raged back and forth for hours, earning the site a reputation as "the hill of death." As more Union reinforcements arrived, Pemberton gave the order to retreat. With Pemberton's army in danger of being trapped, a . . . Map (db m109561) HM
2Mississippi (Hinds County), Champion Hill — A Refugee Family
As the Civil War moved into the Deep South, many people fled the shifting war front. Two coinciding events encouraged Henry Coker to become a refugee: the death of his wife and the approach of the Union navy, steaming up the Mississippi . . . Map (db m109563) HM
3Mississippi (Hinds County), Champion Hill — Bowen's Counterattack
On the morning of May 16, 1863, Gen. Pemberton placed his three Confederate divisions along a two-mile front extending from the Raymond Road on the south to the Middle Road on the north - Loring on the right, Bowen in the center and Stevenson on . . . Map (db m109210) HM
4Mississippi (Hinds County), Champion Hill — Champion Hill Battlefield
Champion Hill Battlefield has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America . . . Map (db m109300) HM
5Mississippi (Hinds County), Champion Hill — Chicago Mercantile Battery - Artillery in the Yard
Artillery used the crest of this ridge throughout the battle. From here Confederate guns commanded the Raymond Road, preventing a Union advance from the right. Late in the afternoon, the Confederates deployed closer to Bakers Creek, and . . . Map (db m109565) HM
6Mississippi (Hinds County), Champion Hill — Site of the 3rd Battery, Ohio Light ArtilleryShock and Awe
"I found General Hovey's command drawn up in line of battle, his right resting on the left of the main road, the enemy, as I learned, having been discovered in force strongly posted on a high ridge known as Champion's Hill, and apparently well . . . Map (db m109310) HM
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7Mississippi (Hinds County), Champion Hill — The Battle of Champion HillFight for the Crossroads
The Crossroads is a junction formed by the Middle Road from the east, the Ratliff plantation road from the south and the Jackson Road from the north as it descends from the crest of Champion Hill and turns west. At 1:30 p.m. on May 16, 1863, Federal . . . Map (db m109298) HM
8Mississippi (Hinds County), Champion Hill — The Death of General Tilghman
General Lloyd Tilghman, a graduate of West Point Military Academy, settled in Kentucky after the Mexican War. In October, 1861, Tilghman was commissioned Brigadier General in the Confederate Army. At Champion Hill he led a brigade whose . . . Map (db m109556) HM
9Mississippi (Hinds County), Champion Hill — The Hill of Death
"I cannot think of this bloody hill without sadness and pride. Sadness for the great loss of my true and gallant men; pride for the heroic bravery they displayed. No prouder division ever met as vastly superior foe and fought with more . . . Map (db m109305) HM
 
 
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Dec. 1, 2022