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Port Hudson in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Union Battery No. 6

Union Battery No. 6 Marker image. Click for full size.
July 30, 2016
1. Union Battery No. 6 Marker
"With admirable celebrity the pioneers (trail blazers) opened up the roads and Capt. Duryea brought up the division artillery and within fifteen minutes after driving him (Confederate skirmishers) in, our batteries were answering his guns from two commanding points, which positions were retained until the surrender."
--Colonel Halbert E. Paine,
Union Brigade Commander

During the May 27 assault, this ridge was the site of Union siege Battery No. 6. It was occupied by Battery F, 1st U.S. Artillery Regiment, under command of Captain Richard C. Duryea. Duryea's unit consisted of six 12-pounder Napoleon guns that fired on Confederate cannons located at Fort Desperate and Commissary Hill.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 30° 41.426′ N, 91° 16.738′ W. Marker is in Port Hudson, Louisiana, in East Feliciana Parish. Marker can be reached from U.S. 61, one mile north of Plains/Port Hudson Road, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located about a mile (walking) from the Fort Desperate
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site along the sites 6 mile trail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 236 US Hwy 61, Jackson LA 70748, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Flag of Truce (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Babcock (approx. 0.2 miles away); Steedman Headquarters (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alabama-Arkansas Redoubt (approx. 0.2 miles away); Exterior Rifle Pit (approx. ¼ mile away); Confederate Tunnel (approx. ¼ mile away); Union Trench (approx. ¼ mile away); Union Sap (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Hudson.
Union Battery No. 6 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, July 30, 2016
2. Union Battery No. 6 Marker
Port Hudson Site Main Entrance image. Click for full size.
July 30, 2016
3. Port Hudson Site Main Entrance
Located on U.S.Highway 61
Credits. This page was last revised on January 8, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 26, 2016. This page has been viewed 480 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 26, 2016.

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