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Zachary in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Port Hudson Siege

 
 
Port Hudson Siege Marker image. Click for full size.
January 2, 2016
1. Port Hudson Siege Marker
Inscription. Seven miles west is site of anchor fort controlling Mississippi. Here 6500 Confederates held 30,000 Union troops May 21 until July 8, 1863. Fall of Port Hudson opened river, hastening fall of Confederacy.
 
Erected 1956 by The Louisiana Department of Commerce and Industry.
 
Location. 30° 39.296′ N, 91° 11.607′ W. Marker is in Zachary, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Old Scenic Highway (State Highway 964) and Church Street (State Highway 64), on the right when traveling south on Old Scenic Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Zachary LA 70791, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Bartram Trail (approx. 2.6 miles away); Battle of the Plains Store (approx. 2.6 miles away); Town Of Baker (approx. 4.6 miles away); Heroes Of The War On Terrorism (approx. 4.8 miles away); A National Cemetery System (approx. 4.9 miles away); Union Batteries 7 and 8 (approx. 5.4 miles away); Subterranean Torpedoes (approx. 5.4 miles away); Fort Desperate Artillery (approx. 5.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Zachary.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitaryWar, US Civil
 
Port Hudson Siege Marker image. Click for full size.
January 1, 2016
2. Port Hudson Siege Marker
Port Hudson Siege Marker image. Click for full size.
January 1, 2016
3. Port Hudson Siege Marker
 
 
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