Raymond
Civil War Mississippi


American Civil War
May 12, 1863

Ordered by Lieutenant General John C. Pemberton, Confederate commander at Vicksburg, Brigadier General John Gregg led his force from Port Hudson, Louisiana, to Jackson, Mississippi, and out to Raymond to intercept approaching Union troops. Before dawn on May 12, Major General James B. McPherson had his XVII Army Corps on the march, and by 10:00 am they were about three miles from Raymond.

Gregg decided to dispute the crossing of Fourteen Mile Creek and arrayed his men and artillery accordingly. As the Yankees approached, the Rebels opened fire, initially causing heavy casualties. Some Union troops broke, but Major General John A. Logan rallied a force to hold the line. Confederate troops attacked the line but had to retire.

More Yankees arrived and the Union force counterattacked. Heavy fighting ensued that continued for six hours, but the overwhelming Union force prevailed. Gregg's men left the field. Although Gregg's men lost the battle, they had held up a much superior Union force for a day.

Result(s): Union victory

Location: Hinds County

Campaign: Grant's Operations against Vicksburg (1863) next battle in campaign   previous battle in campaign

Date(s): May 12, 1863

Principal Commanders: Major General James B. McPherson [US]; Brigadier General John Gregg [CS]

Forces Engaged: XVII Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee [US]; Gregg's Task Force (equivalent to a brigade) [CS]

Estimated Casualties: 1,011 total (US 442; CS 569)


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