Bowen's Counterattack

Bowen's Counterattack (HM229K)

Location: Edwards, MS 39066 Hinds County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 19.721', W 90° 31.794'

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On the morning of May 16, 1863, Gen. Pemberton placed his three
Confederate divisions along a two-mile front extending from the
Raymond Road on the south to the Middle Road on the north - Loring
on the right, Bowen in the center and Stevenson on the left. Gen.
John Bowen, age 32, was Pemberton's youngest and newest division
commander. By 1 p.m. Stevenson's division was being overrun, while
Hovey's federals had taken the Crossroads. Pemberton ordered
Bowen and Loring to move to support Stevenson. Loring did not
respond. Cockrell's Missouri brigade moved to the Crossroads
while Bowen rode with Green's Arkansas brigade and formed on
Cockrell's right. At 2:30 p.m. Bowen's 5,000 men engaged the
federals here and retook the guns of Waddell's Alabama Battery.
He then made a magnificent charge on the federal artillery on
the crest of Champion Hill, capturing 4 guns and pushing the
federals back almost three-quarters of a mile. Bowen's counter-
attack stalled when his men ran out of ammunition and encountered
Crocker's federal division, supported by Hovey's artillery. Bowen's
division retreated across Bakers Creek.
HM NumberHM229K
Year Placed2017
Placed ByChampion Heritage Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 732509 N 3579549
Decimal Degrees32.32868333, -90.52990000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 19.721', W 90° 31.794'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 19' 43.26" N, 90° 31' 47.64" W
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Area Code(s)601
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2548-2554 Billy Fields Rd, Edwards MS 39066, US
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