U.S. Operations Against Vicksburg

U.S. Operations Against Vicksburg (HM1L5Y)

Location: Delta, LA 71233 Madison Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 19.255', W 90° 55.984'

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May 18 - July 24, 1862

Operations Against Vicksburg May 18 - July 24, 1862;
Department of the Gulf.
Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler;
2d Brigade, Department of the Gulf.
Brig. Gen. Thomas Williams;

9th Connecticut Infantry, Col. Thomas W. Cahill;
30th Massachusetts Infantry, Col Nathan A.M. Dudley;
6th Michigan Infantry, Capt. Charles E. Clarke;
7th Vermont Infantry, Col. George T. Roberts;
4th Wisconsin Infantry, Col. Halbert E. Paine;
2d Battery, Massachusetts Light Artillery, Capt. Ormand F. Nims;
6th Battery, Massachusetts Light Artillery, Capt. Charles Everett;

This brigade accompanied Flag Officer David G. Farragut's flotilla up the Mississippi River to Vicksburg and disembarked opposite the city in Madison Parish, Louisiana. Here the troops were put to work excavating a canal across the base of DeSoto Point in order to create a secure channel for navigation that would bypass the powerful Confederate batteries at Vicksburg. The effort ended in failure as Union soldiers succumbed to the heat, humidity, and disease. In late July, with the fleet threatened by rapidly falling water, the Federal forces withdrew downriver to Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 694568 N 3577884
Decimal Degrees32.32091667, -90.93306667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 19.255', W 90° 55.984'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 19' 15.3" N, 90° 55' 59.04" W
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Area Code(s)318
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Levee Rd, Delta LA 71233, US
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