Union Battery No. 5
"..to 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?''"
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
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
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.
Also see . . . Port Hudson official website. (Submitted on January 27, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 27, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 27, 2019.