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

Steedman Headquarters

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January 5, 2019
1. Steedman Headquarters Marker
"Colonel Steedman having been put in command of the left wing, composed of the First Alabama, 15th Arkansas and 10th Arkansas, a detachment of Wingfield's battalion and 39th Mississippi regiment. Colonel Steedman, during the siege, won the highest encomiums from his men and superiors, and would have received a brigadier-general's commission soon afterwards had he not been captured and sent to prison."
Private Edward Y. McMorries,
Company G,
1st Alabama Infantry Regiment

Colonel Isaiah George Washington Steedman was the commander of the 1st Alabama Infantry Regiment. Just before the siege General Gardner, the overall Confederate commander, made Steednan responsible for the northern defensive perimeter. Steedman used a house owned by the John Rist family, which was located just behind the Commissary Hill battery, as his headquarters.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 30° 41.246′ N, 91° 16.747′ W. Marker is in Port Hudson, Louisiana, in East Feliciana Parish. Marker

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can be reached from 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. Lower Commissary Hill Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Commissary Hill (about 500 feet away); Flag of Truce (about 600 feet away); Fort Desperate (approx. 0.2 miles away); Exterior Rifle Pit (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Desperate Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sharpshooter Tower (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Tunnel (approx. 0.2 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 Historical site.
Steedman Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
January 5, 2019
2. Steedman Headquarters Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 12, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 286 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 12, 2019.

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