Battle of Champion Hill, a Virtual Tour: Dawn, May 16


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View looking northwestward toward Confederate positions on Ratilff Ridge marked by the treeline in the distance   Locate on Map


View looking north up the Ratilff Road where Confederate divisions led by Bowen and Loring camped for the evening of May 15   Locate on Map


Confederate position looking southeastward from just east of the Ratliff Road. This is the approximate location of Bowen's division during the early stages of the battle
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Enlarge The vital crossroads on the Champion Hill battlefield, looking west.  Confederate wagon trains turned left at this crossroads onto the Jackson Road on the morning of May 16 in an effort to unite with Johnston at Clinton   Locate on Map

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