The "Cotton Bale" Battery

The "Cotton Bale" Battery (HM20TA)

Location: Jackson, MS 39202 Hinds County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 18.845', W 90° 10.654'

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During the Siege of Jackson, July 10-17, 1863, Confederate Gen. William W. Loring's division held defensive positions extending east of the Canton Road to the Pearl River. A number of artillery batteries were posted on this line, the most prominent of which was a salient position at this site known as the "Cotton Bale" Battery, consisting of nine cannon. After repelling several assaults by Union infantry against this position, the guns were withdrawn when the Confederate Army evacuated the city on July 16.
HM NumberHM20TA
Year Placed2007
Placed ByMississippi Department of Archives and History
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Date Added Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 765727 N 3578750
Decimal Degrees32.31408333, -90.17756667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 18.845', W 90° 10.654'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 18' 50.7" N, 90° 10' 39.24" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)601
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 728-752 Manship St, Jackson MS 39202, US
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Located next to a local historical restaurant called The Manship and Baptist Hospital in the Fondren District.

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