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(3-01) Enlarge Roach Farm site. View looking south from Utica Road. McPherson established his headquarters here the night before the May 12 Battle of Raymond
 
Battle of Raymond, May 12, 1863 See Vicksburg Campaign, a Virtual Tour Battle of Raymond

 
Battle of Jackson, May 14, 1863 See Vicksburg Campaign, a Virtual Tour Battle of Jackson

(3-01) Enlarge Junction of Old Port Gibson Road and Charlie Brown Road, left (wartime Montgomery Bridge Road). View looking east. Under orders from McClernand, A. J. Smith's Division advanced along the bridge road to protect the army's left flank from any Confederate attempt to cross the Big Black River

     

(3-01) Enlarge Cayuga. Old Port Gibson Road mi. east of Charlie Brown Road (wartime Montgomery Bridge Road). View looking east. Grant established his headquarters here the night of May 10

(3-09) Enlarge Cayuga. Jct. of Old Port Gibson Road and Cayuga Road. View looking north from Cayuga Road

    
 

(2-2020) Enlarge Cayuga. Final Plans at Cayuga Interpretive Marker at Jct. of Old Port Gibson Road and Cayuga Road. View looking west

  

(2-2020) Enlarge Interpretive Marker at the Junction
 
FINAL PLANS AT CAYUGA
 
Grant established his headquarters here on May 10, remaining two days. On May 11, Tuttle's and Steele's divisions of the XV Corps passed through Cayuga and the XIII Corps camps at Fivemile Creek to Auburn, three and a half miles northeast. Lacking water, the XVII Corps marched only one and half miles from Weeks Farm to the Roach Farm. Grant pressed McPherson to move into Raymond advising that "we must fight the enemy before our rations fail," and notified Washington that he would no longer be in communication.

     

(3-09) Enlarge Cayuga. Junction of Old Port Gibson Road (right) and Cayuga Road. View looking west

 

(3-01) Enlarge Old Port Gibson Road crossing of Fivemile Creek. View looking east. Two division of McClernand's Corps camped here the night of May 10 and were ordered to hold their ground on May 11 to allow Sherman's Corps to take the lead

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