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

Union Battery No. 5

Union Battery #5 Marker image. Click for full size.
January 26, 2019
1. Union Battery #5 Marker
" our right and left upon tree trunks, were nailed white crosses which had evidently served for practice, to get the exact range of the rebel guns, and they had it. For instance, a section of the First Maine Battery came plunging forward into position, and as the horses wheeled, shots came thick and instantly we saw a wheel knocked to pieces, several horses killed, and a lieutenant came down the slope towards us, his clothing torn by a shell and he bloody from head to foot; yet he cooly said, ''can you tell me where I can find a surgeon?''"
Captain John M. Stanyon,
Company B,
8th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment

At this position, the 1st Maine Battery, under the command of 1st Lieutenant Eben D. Halev. manned four rifled 6- pounders. During the siege, the battery dueled with Watson''s Louisiana Battery located 400 yards away at Bennett''s Redoubt.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 30° 41.579′ N, 91° 17.025′ W. Marker is in Port Hudson, Louisiana

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, in East Feliciana Parish. Marker can be reached from U.S. 61. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 236 US 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. Union Battery No. 4 (within shouting distance of this marker); Artillery Ridge (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union Battery No. 3 (about 500 feet away); Fort Babcock (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alabama-Arkansas Redoubt (approx. ¼ mile away); Bennett's Redoubt (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bennett's House and Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Union Battery No. 6 (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 Historical Site.
Union Battery #5 Marker image. Click for full size.
January 25, 2019
2. Union Battery #5 Marker
Union Battery #5 Marker image. Click for full size.
January 25, 2019
3. Union Battery #5 Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 27, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 125 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 27, 2019.

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