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Whig Office Battery: Wartime view

  

(3-05) Wyman's Hill Battery: Enlarge One 3-inch Armstrong Rifle, one Whitworth Rifle and one 10-inch Columbiad. Wyman's Hill is in the background. The view is looking north from Cherry St., just south of Glass Bayou bridge. Fort Hill Drive is in the distance winding up the hill. Three markers for the battery are located on Fort Hill Drive, just past the bridge
 
Interpretive Markers for Wyman's Hill Battery

      

(3-01) Fort Hill, Vicksburg National Military Park Tour Stop 9: Enlarge View is looking toward the wartime bend in the Mississippi River. NPS Tour Guide: This fort, which anchored the northern flank of the Confederate lines, was so formidable that no Union attack was ever made against it. Confederate gunners posted here helped the river batteries sink the Federal gunboat Cincinnati on May 27, 1863. Site Marker: C.S. Johnston's Company, Tennessee Heavy Artillery: River Batteries: Army of Vicksburg. Capt. T.N. Johnston. A detachment of the company served one 3-inch rifle in this position, Fort Hill, from May 19 to the end of the defense, July 4, 1863

 

(3-02) Fort Hill: Enlarge Looking toward the wartime bend in the Mississippi River and the Chickasaw Bayou battlefield

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