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Raymond Battlefield

Highway 18 & Old Port Gibson Road, Raymond, MS 39154, USA

The Battle of Raymond, fought on May 12, 1863, looms large in history because the change in the operational situation after Raymond resulted in a change of Grant's scheme of maneuver in the Vicksburg Campaign. He boldly changed his decisive point from the Southern Railroad near Edwards to the railroad at Clinton, and turned his army to attack and capture the capital city of Jackson. He made an audacious decision to attack one force at Jackson while turning his back on another at Edwards. As soon as Jackson fell, Grant resumed the offensive by attacking and defeating Pemberton at Champion Hill, Big Black River, and Vicksburg. Thus, the Battle of Raymond stands as a pivotal point in the most brilliant campaign ever fought on American soil.


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From Jackson, MS: I-20 W. to Hwy 18 S. Hwy 18 S. to Raymond From Clinton, MS: I-20 W. to Clinton-Raymond Road. Clinton-Raymond Road to Raymond From Natchez Trace Parkway, Airport Road-Raymond Exit: east to Clinton-Raymond Road, south to Raymond From Natchez Trace Parkway HWy 467 Raymond-Edwards Exit: Hwy 467 east to Raymond

Visitor Services

Tour maps available at Raymond City Hall, Raymond Courthouse, Raymond Drug Store, Raymond Merchants and Planters Bank

Regular Events

The Raymond Pilgrimage, the BedBug Play, and the Raymond Cemetery Tour are held every October

Available Interpretation

Historical marker, cannon, tour maps, brochures, walking trail, parking area

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