Confederate Battery Work
We are so excited to begin the improvements at the Confederate Battery at the corner of Port Gibson Street and Old Port Gibson Road (near the old Magna Plant.) Friends of Raymond has a lease for the property where a Confederate force of about 3,000 soldiers under General John Gregg attempt- ed to defend the area against a Union force of about 12,000 soldiers under General James McPherson. The Confederates set up three cannons at this site, and FOR has placed replicas of these cannons here. Our plans are to further develop the site with a parking area, walking path, and landscaping.
We will remove a section of the chain link fence to pro- vide easier access to the site and begin landscaping the area. We are excited about this project and will keep everyone posted about our progress.