U.S. 8th Battery, Michigan Light Artillery

U.S. 8th Battery, Michigan Light Artillery (HM1LH8)

Location: Raymond, MS 39154 Hinds County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 14.352', W 90° 26.924'

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U.S. 8th Battery,
Michigan Light Artillery;
3rd Div.; 17th Corps; Army of the Tennessee.
Capt. Samuel De Golyer

This was the third and final position of De Golyer's battery of two 12-pounder howitzers and four 12-pounder James rifles at Raymond. From its first position near the Fourteenmile Creek Bridge the battery fell back 260 yards to higher ground west of the Utica Road on Artillery Ridge. Around 11 a.m. the guns of Battery D, 1st Illinois Light Artillery arrived, and De Golyer's battery was shifted 150 yards west to this position to cover the left flank of Brig Gen Elias S. Dennis' brigade.

Casualties 1 wounded.
HM NumberHM1LH8
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, July 3rd, 2015 at 2:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 740387 N 3569805
Decimal Degrees32.23920000, -90.44873333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 14.352', W 90° 26.924'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 14' 21.12" N, 90° 26' 55.44" W
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Area Code(s)601
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 15726-16270 MS-18, Raymond MS 39154, US
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