Portrait of James B. McPherson

Although the casualty numbers were not high by Civil War standards, Major General James B. McPherson’s victory at the Battle of Raymond was significant because it altered Grant’s Vicksburg Campaign strategy. [Wikimedia Commons]

Battle of Raymond Facts

May 12, 1863

Key facts about the Battle of Raymond.

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Date and Location

  • May 12, 1863
  • South of Raymond, in Hinds County, Mississippi, near Fourteen Mile Creek

Campaign

Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

  • Brigadier General John Gregg

Union Forces Engaged

  • 17th corps (Army of the Tennessee)

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Department of the Mississippi and East Louisiana

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 12,000

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 4,400

Estimated Union Casualties

  • 446 (68 killed, 341 wounded, 37 captured/missing)

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • 820 (100 killed, 305 wounded, 415 captured/missing)

Result

  • Union victory

Significance

  • The total number of Confederate casualties is disputed because several local and state troops took part in the battle.
  • The Battle of Raymond was significant because it altered General Ulysses S. Grant’s Vicksburg Campaign strategy.

Timeline of the Vicksburg Campaign

These are the main battles and events of the Vicksburg Campaign in order.

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Citation Information

The following information is provided for citations.

  • Article Title Battle of Raymond Facts
  • Coverage May 12, 1863
  • Author
  • Keywords battle of raymond
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date November 29, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 14, 2021
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