“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Port Hudson in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Field Artillery Limber

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January 5, 2019
1. Field Artillery Limber Marker
Field artillery cannon, like 6-pounder guns and 20-pounder Parrotts, were towed from location to location by two wheeled carriages called limbers. Teams of six or four horses, grouped in pairs, were harnessed to the limbers, and the left side horses were ridden by "drivers" who controlled the animals.

The limbers were also used to transport the cannon's ammunition chests. These chests, when emptied, could be unfastened, removed and replaced with full ones. Tarpaulins or tents were strapped to the tops of these chests and were used to cover the cannon when they were not in use. The cannoneers rode on top of the chests when traveling.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesWar, US Civil.
Location. 30° 41.594′ N, 91° 16.567′ W. Marker is in Port Hudson, Louisiana, in East Feliciana Parish. Marker can be reached from State Highway 61. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 236 Highway 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. Port Hudson (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Army 20-Pounder Parrott Rifle (a few steps from

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this marker); Union Battery No. 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Navy 42-Pounder Gun, Model 1816 On Barbette Carriage (within shouting distance of this marker); Port Hudson Peace Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Navy 8 - Inch Shell Gun (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S. Navy 32 Pounder Gun (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Battery No. 6 (approx. Ό mile 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 October 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 11, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 11, 2019.

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