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

Union Battery No. 4

 
 
Union Battery No. 4 Marker image. Click for full size.
January 25, 2019
1. Union Battery No. 4 Marker
Inscription.  
".. I am still with Rochester battery and think so far I like artillery service better than the infantry... Captain Harrower shows himself to be a brave and prudent commander."
--Private George Coleman
Company B
161st New York Infantry Regiment

Union Battery No. 4, commanded by Captain Benjamin S. Harrower of the 1st Indiana Heavy Artillery Regiment, contained a 30-pounder Parrott rifle aimed at Bennett''s Redoubt. This cannon had a range of up to 6,700 yards, or 4 miles. Federal infantrymen acted as support troops for this and other siege batteries.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 30° 41.588′ N, 91° 17.063′ W. Marker is in Port Hudson, Louisiana, 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. 5 (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Battery No. 3 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Artillery Ridge

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(about 700 feet away); Fort Babcock (approx. ¼ mile away); Bennett's Redoubt (approx. 0.3 miles away); Alabama-Arkansas Redoubt (approx. 0.3 miles away); Slaughter Pen (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bennett's House and Battery (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 No. 4 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, January 25, 2019
2. Union Battery No. 4 Marker
Union Battery No. 4 Marker image. Click for full size.
January 25, 2019
3. Union Battery No. 4 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 153 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 27, 2019.   2. submitted on January 27, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.   3. submitted on January 27, 2019.

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