Lunette at left of Stockade.

Lunette at left of Stockade. (HM26EM)

Location: Vicksburg, MS 39183 Warren County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 22.23', W 90° 50.736'

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Confederate Position Tablet.

This lunette, part of the stockade to its right, and the line to its left were held, the afternoon of May 19, 1863, and the assaults of the Union force repulsed, by the 27th Louisiana Infantry with the Second Missouri Infantry in support. The casualties in the Louisiana Regiment were severe but cannot be accurately stated.
The position was held, May 22, and the assaults of the Union force repulsed, by the 27th Louisiana and five companies of the 2d Missouri, with five companies of that regiment in reserve. The casualties cannot be accurately stated. The lunette, the line immediately to its left, the stockade to its right, and the north face of the stockade redan were held, after May 25, by the 27th Louisiana. A countermine against the Union approach was prepared at the stockade, but not fired. Casualties in 27th Louisiana during the defense: killed 58, wounded 96, total 154, Lieut. Col. L.L. McLaurin and Lieut. George Harris killed, Col. L.D. Marks mortally wounded.
HM NumberHM26EM
Placed ByThe United States War Department
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, March 29th, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 702692 N 3583544
Decimal Degrees32.37050000, -90.84560000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.23', W 90° 50.736'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 13.8" N, 90° 50' 44.16" W
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Area Code(s)601
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Confederate Ave, Vicksburg MS 39183, US
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