North to the Railroads

North to the Railroads (HM1ITI)

Location: Edwards, MS 39066 Hinds County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 12.251', W 90° 37.186'

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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. After the Confederates fell back, the Federals secured the ford. Meanwhile, McClernand's reserve division captured Montgomery Bridge, two and a half miles west of Whitaker's Ford, securing Grant's left flank four and a half miles from the railroad.
Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlaceOther
Marker TypeOther
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Year Placed2013
Placed ByMississippi Department of Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15H E 724354 N 6434447
Decimal Degrees32.20418333, -90.61976667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 12.251', W 90° 37.186'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 12' 15.06" N, 90° 37' 11.16" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)601
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8201-8499 Old Port Gibson Rd, Edwards MS 39066, US
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