Engagement at Jackson, Mississippi, May 14.

Engagement at Jackson, Mississippi, May 14. (HM26DB)

Location: Vicksburg, MS 39183 Warren County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 21.101', W 90° 51.138'

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The Union Army, under command of Maj. Gen. U.S. Grant, was composed of Steele's and Tuttle's Divisions, 15th Corps, Maj. Gen. Wm. T. Sherman commanding; and Logan's and Crocker's Divisions, 17th Corps, Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson commanding. Gen. Grant was with Gen. Sherman. The Confederate Army, under command of Brig. Gen. John Gregg, was composed of Gregg's, Gist's, and Walker's brigades. Gen. Joseph E. Johnston was in the city. Gist's Brigade was posted on the Clinton Road about three miles west of Jackson, Walker's supported Gist's, and Gregg's was on the right of Gist's. The Third Kentucky mounted infantry, a battalion of sharpshooters and Martin's battery of Walker's Brigade, were posted on the Raymond road about two miles from the city. The divisions of the 15th Corps marched towards Jackson on the Raymond Road; Tuttle's formed line of battle on both sides of that road and drove the Confederate force into the intrenchment; Steele's formed line on both sides of the railroad; the two divisions advanced and occupied the intrenchments on their respective fronts. The divisions of the 17th Corps marched on the Clinton Road; Crocker's formed line of battle, with Logan's in reserve, drove the Confederate line from its position after a sharp fight, advanced and occupied the intrenchment on its front. Casualties: Union; killed 42, wounded

251, missing 7, total 300, one officer killed. Confederate: killed 17, wounded 64, missing 118, total 199, one officer killed.
HM NumberHM26DB
Placed ByThe United States War Department
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Date Added Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 702103 N 3581445
Decimal Degrees32.35168333, -90.85230000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 21.101', W 90° 51.138'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 21' 6.0599999999999" N, 90° 51' 8.2799999999999" 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 Pemberton Cir, Vicksburg MS 39183, US
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