"...no less than four mortars were planted for the purpose of shelling our rifle pits, and the battery at Bennetts stables immediately opposite, but these after firing steadily for several days & nights, without doing us the slightest damage, finally ceased their operations and were probably moved."
Named for quartermaster officer Major William K. Bennett, Bennett's Redoubt guarded the important Confederate slaughter pen operation which he commanded. Infantry units serving at Bennett's Redoubt consisted of the 10th and 12th Arkansas and supported a section of Watson's Louisiana Battery. Manning a 12-pounder howitzer and a 6-pounder gun, the cannoneers dueled with Union artillery located on the other side of Foster Creek atop Artillery Ridge.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 30° 41.411′ N, 91° 17.268′ W. Marker is in Port Hudson, Louisiana, in East Feliciana Parish. Marker can be reached from U.S. 61. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Slaughter Pen (within shouting distance of this marker); Bennett's House and Battery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mississippi Redoubt (about 800 feet away); Major Bennett's Lunette (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Battery No. 3 (approx. ¼ mile away); Union Battery No. 4 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Union Battery No. 5 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Alabama-Arkansas Redoubt (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Hudson.
More about this marker. Located on the grounds of the Port Hudson State Historic Site.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 5, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 5, 2019.