Charge of the 2nd Michigan

Charge of the 2nd Michigan (HM266K)

Location: Jackson, MS 39202 Hinds County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 18.942', W 90° 10.077'

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During the Civil War siege of Jackson, on
July 11, 1863, Union soldiers in the 2nd
Michigan Infantry staged an impromptu
assault on the city's fortifications.
Advancing south through what is today
eastern Belhaven, they overran a campsite
north of the earthworks and struck the
main Confederate line positioned along
the heights south of Fortification Street.
Though heavily outnumbered, the
Michiganders fought to within 200 yards
of the fortified ridge before Col. William
Humphrey gave the order to retire.
HM NumberHM266K
Series This marker is part of the series
Year Placed2017
Placed ByThe Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, March 23rd, 2018 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 766628 N 3578953
Decimal Degrees32.31570000, -90.16795000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 18.942', W 90° 10.077'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 18' 56.52" N, 90° 10' 4.62" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)601
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1320-1398 Poplar Blvd, Jackson MS 39202, US
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