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Near Henning in Lauderdale County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Union Artillery 6 Pound James Rifles

 
 
Union Artillery 6 Pound James Rifles Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 1, 2010
1. Union Artillery 6 Pound James Rifles Marker
Inscription. At the right of the Battery of Fort Pillow these two middle embrasures or openings in the parapet were fortified with two 6 pounder rifles. These were manned by members of Battery D, 2nd U.S. Light Artillery (colored). During the final assault on the fort, all Union artillery was largely ineffective because the guns could not be depressed enough to fire upon the Confederates on the steep terrain below.
 
Location. 35° 38.679′ N, 89° 50.298′ W. Marker is near Henning, Tennessee, in Lauderdale County. Marker can be reached from Park Road (State Highway 207), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in the reconstructed fort in Fort Pillow State Park. The fort is reached by a mile long trail from the visitor center. Marker is in this post office area: Henning TN 38041, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Artillery 10 Pound Parrotts (a few steps from this marker); Earthworks Over River Batteries (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Water Batteries (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Artillery 12 Pound Howitzers (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Sharpshooters
Section of the Fort, Reproduction Guns, and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 1, 2010
2. Section of the Fort, Reproduction Guns, and Marker
The gun closest to the camera in this view is modeled after a 6-pdr rifled field gun.
(approx. mile away); Inner Breastworks (approx. 0.3 miles away); General N.B. Forrest's Command Position (approx. 0.3 miles away); Outer Breastworks (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Henning.
 
Also see . . .  Report of Captain Carl A. Lamberg. Captain Lamburg of the 2nd US Colored Light Artillery filed this report of the battle. (Submitted on October 10, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Reproduction 6-pdr Rifled Field Gun image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 1, 2010
3. Reproduction 6-pdr Rifled Field Gun
Pointing through an embrasure of the reconstructed fort.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 460 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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