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Historical Markers in Edwards, 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 (224) Claiborne County, MS (131) Copiah County, MS (17) Madison County, MS (36) Rankin County, MS (16) Simpson County, MS (9) Warren County, MS (548) Yazoo County, MS (24)  HindsCounty(224) Hinds County (224)  ClaiborneCounty(131) Claiborne County (131)  CopiahCounty(17) Copiah County (17)  MadisonCounty(36) Madison County (36)  RankinCounty(16) Rankin County (16)  SimpsonCounty(9) Simpson County (9)  WarrenCounty(548) Warren County (548)  YazooCounty(24) Yazoo County (24)
Jackson and Raymond are both the county seat for Hinds County
Edwards is in Hinds County
      Hinds County (224)  
ADJACENT TO HINDS COUNTY
      Claiborne County (131)  
      Copiah County (17)  
      Madison County (36)  
      Rankin County (16)  
      Simpson County (9)  
      Warren County (548)  
      Yazoo County (24)  
 
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1 Mississippi, Hinds County, Edwards — 1863 Vicksburg Campaign
For more than a year, Union forces struggled with difficult terrain and the seemingly impregnable Confederate defenses guarding the fortress city of Vicksburg. By the end of April, 1863, Major General Ulysses S. Grant's army of more than 30,000 . . . Map (db m244407) HM
2 Mississippi, Hinds County, Edwards — Architecture and Renovations
What you see here is a reconstruction of the 1852 house built by the Cokers. Efforts to fully restore the original house were not successful. In order to save the structure, the house was dismantled and the salvaged materials were used in the . . . Map (db m110131) HM
3 Mississippi, Hinds County, Edwards — Artillery Duel
On the morning of May 16, 1863, Confederate cannon positioned on this ridge engaged Union artillery located nearly a mile east on the Raymond-Edwards Road (to your right). By late afternoon, Confederate positions north of this location were forced . . . Map (db m244405) HM
4 Mississippi, Hinds County, Edwards — Big Black River Bridge Reported missing
After the defeat at Champion Hill, Confederate forces retreated to the Big Black River on the night of May 16, 1863. Here, Generals John Bowen and John Vaughn defended the east bank of the river and the bridge. On May 17, Federal forces under Gen. . . . Map (db m80679) HM
5 Mississippi, Hinds County, Edwards — Bridgeport Plantation
On May 17, 1863, Pemberton's 4th Brigade, commanded by Col. Reynolds, and portions of Grant's 15th Corps, commanded by Gen. Sherman, fought here as Confederate forces retreated from Champion Hill. Subsequent skirmishing took place near here . . . Map (db m244398) HM
6 Mississippi, Hinds County, Edwards — Champion House Site
In 1853, the land now known as Champion Hill was given to Sid and Matilda Champion as a wedding present from her father, Eli Montgomery. They erected a two-story white-frame house along the Jackson Road that overlooked the railroad. In 1862, Sid . . . Map (db m86780) HM
7 Mississippi, Hinds County, Edwards — Change of Plans
On May 12, 1863, Grant made his headquarters here at Dillon's Farm with Sherman's XV Corps. At Raymond, five and a half miles east along Fourteenmile Creek, McPherson's XVII Corps, with 12,000 men, defeated 3,000 Confederates under John Gregg. Grant . . . Map (db m80242) HM
8 Mississippi, Hinds County, Edwards — Contested Crossing
On the morning of May 12, 1863, Grant and Sherman arrived here with two divisions of the XV Corps and found the bridge across Fourteenmile Creek ablaze. A brisk firefight ensued between a detachment of Wirt Adams' Mississippi cavalry, posted . . . Map (db m178365) HM
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9 Mississippi, Hinds County, Edwards — Indecision! Indecision! Indecision!/A Prompt Concentration of Our Forces
May 14 Dissension Among Pemberton's Generals – On his way to take command of the forces around Edwards Station, John C. Pemberton is handed a message from his commanding officer, Joseph E. Johnston, suggesting a move to destroy a federal force . . . Map (db m244415) HM
10 Mississippi, Hinds County, Edwards — Lloyd Tilghman
Lloyd Tilgham Brigadier General C.S.A. Commanding First Brigade Loring's Division Killed here the afternoon of May 16, 1863, near the close of the Battle of Champion's Hill.Map (db m86785) HM
11 Mississippi, Hinds County, Edwards — Mt. Moriah
Located 3.5 miles south of Edwards, Mt. Moriah crossroads was occupied by Union Gen. John McClernand's XIII Corps on May 12, 1863. McClernand's object was to move north and cut the Mississippi Southern R.R. However. Confederate Lt. Gen. John . . . Map (db m244404) HM
12 Mississippi, Hinds County, Edwards — North to the Railroads
On May 12, 1863, after Grant and two divisions of the XV Corps marched past, three divisions of the XIII Corps turned here onto the Telegraph Road. Four miles north, they met a portion of the 1st Missouri (Dismounted) Cavalry at Whitaker's Ford. . . . Map (db m80290) HM
13 Mississippi, Hinds County, Edwards — The Coker House and the Battle of Champion Hill
The Coker House is the only remaining structure on grounds where the pivotal Battle of Champion Hill was fought on May 16, 1863. Located on the southern margin of the battlefield, the house sustained fire from both Union and . . . Map (db m110129) HM
14 Mississippi, Hinds County, Edwards — The Vicksburg Campaign
"Vicksburg is the key," said President Abraham Lincoln. "The war can never be brought to a close until that key is in our pocket." The United States government had to control the lower Mississippi River in order to move agricultural . . . Map (db m110132) HM
 
 
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Jul. 12, 2024