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May 12th, 1863 - The Battle of Raymond

Updated: May 13

Conflict: American Civil War

Combatants: Confederates vs. Federals

Location: Mississippi (USA)

Outcome: Federal victory


On this day in 1863 outside Vicksburg, a Federal division under General John Logan was attacked by Confederates under the command of General John Gregg. The Confederates attacks were repelled with both sides suffering around 500 casualties.


Battle of Raymond by Theodore Davis

Points of Interest:

  • Logan briefly commanded the Army of Tennessee and became a congressman and senator after the war.

  • The attack on Federal positions at Raymond convinced General Grant that the South still had enough troops to defend Vicksburg and altered his strategy accordingly.


General John A. Logan by Mathew Benjamin Brady
General John I. Gregg by Mathew Benjamin Brady





















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Sources:

Bowman, John S. (Ed.) (1983). The Civil War Almanac. New York: World Almanac.


Catton, Bruce (1955). This Hallowed Ground. Kingsport, Tennessee: Kingsport Press, Inc.


Dupuy, Trevor N., Johnson, Curt, & Bongard, David L. (1992). The Harper's Encyclopedia of Military Biography. New York: Castle Books (HarperCollins).


Dupuy, R. Ernest & Dupuy, Trevor N. (1993). The Harper's Encyclopedia of Military History. New York: HarperCollins.


Eggenberger, David (1985). An Encyclopedia of Battles: Accounts of Over 1,560 Battles from 1479 B.C. to the Present. New York: Dover Publications, Inc.


Hogue, James M. & McPherson, James M. (2009). Ordeal By Fire. New York: MaGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


Long, E.B & Long, Barbara (1971). The Civil War Day by Day: An Almanac 1861-1865. New York: De Capo Press, Inc.

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