Back to top

In Mississippi, Grant's advance on Vicksburg continues with victory at the Battle of Raymond

Civil War Battle, iconic image
05/12/1863
Continuing its advance towards Vicksburg, the Union Army of the Tennessee's right flank, under General James B. McPherson was attacked by a Confederate brigade under General John Gregg.  Gregg did not know at first that he was attacking a Union force of around 12,000 men and heavy fighting went on all day until Union reinforcements overwhelmed his force.  McPherson occupied the small town of Raymond, Mississippi that evening. Union forces recorded 68 killed while the Confederates suffered more than a hundred deaths.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America ... (Philadelphia, A. Winch, 1867), 56.

Tabs

How to Cite This Page: "In Mississippi, Grant's advance on Vicksburg continues with victory at the Battle of Raymond," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, http://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/39619.