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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Raymond, battle of (search)
dson, but circumstances compelled him to move forward from Grand Gulf and Port Gibson. He made for the important railway connecting Jackson, the capital of Mississippi, with Vicksburg. His army moved in parallel lines on the eastern side of the river. These were led respectively by Generals McClernand and McPherson, and each was followed by portions of Sherman's corps. When, on the morning of April 12, the van of each column was approaching the railway near Raymond, the county seat of Hinds county, the advance of McPherson's corps, under Logan, was attacked by about 6,000 Confederates under Generals Gregg and Walker. It was then about 10 A. M. Logan received the first blow and bore the brunt of the battle. Annoyed by Michigan guns, the Confederates dashed forward to capture them and were repulsed. McPherson ordered an advance upon their new position, and a very severe conflict ensued, in which the Nationals lost heavily. The Confederates maintained an unbroken front until Colon
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mississippi, (search)
tockholder......Feb. 4, 1818 By treaty with Major-General Jackson, of Tennessee, and Maj.-Gen. Thomas Hinds, of Mississippi, commissioners of the United States, the Choctaws relinquish nearly 5,500,000 acres of land, which formed the county of Hinds; known as the new purchase treaty......Oct. 18, 1820 Legislature appoints a committee to locate the seat of government by act of Feb. 12, 1821, and by a supplemental act styles the new capital Jackson......Nov. 28, 1821 Board of internal imevee convention assembles at Vicksburg......Oct. 1, 1883 General local option law passed......1886 Extensive negro emigration from the hill country of Mississippi to the river bottoms along the Mississippi in the Yazoo section commences in Hinds and Rankin counties......November, 1886 Laying the corner-stone of the monument to the Confederate dead on the capitol grounds at Jackson......May 25, 1888 Legislature introduces the Australian ballot system of voting in all except congress