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

Union Battery No. 3

 
 
Union Battery No. 3 Marker image. Click for full size.
January 26, 2019
1. Union Battery No. 3 Marker
Inscription.  
"About the 10th of June, the enemy planted four mortars in position near the battery opposite Bennett''s House. These mortars gave us great annoyance; they were fired day and night, to the very great disturbance of our troops; yet few were killed by these shells."
--Colonel Isaiah G. W Steedman,
Commander of the Confederate Left Wing
The large pit in front of you is the remnant of Union Battery No. 3. Under the command of 1st Lieutenant George W. Taylor, 4th Massachusetts Artillery, this battery contained one 10-inch and three 8-inch mortars. Combined with the U.S. navy mortar schooners shelling the south, or opposite, end of the Confederate entrenchments, this bombardment led one Union soldier to describe their use against the Confederates as giving "them gunboat front and rear."
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is June 10, 1863.
 
Location. 30° 41.592′ N, 91° 17.126′ W. Marker is in Port Hudson, Louisiana, in East Feliciana Parish. Marker can be reached from U.S. 61. Touch for map.
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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 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union Battery No. 5 (about 500 feet away); Artillery Ridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bennett's Redoubt (approx. ¼ mile away); Slaughter Pen (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Babcock (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bennett's House and Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Alabama-Arkansas Redoubt (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 Historical Site.
 
Union Battery No. 3 Marker image. Click for full size.
January 25, 2019
2. Union Battery No. 3 Marker
Union Battery No. 3 Marker image. Click for full size.
January 25, 2019
3. Union Battery No. 3 Marker
Union Battery No. 3 Marker image. Click for full size.
January 25, 2019
4. Union Battery No. 3 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 1, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 1, 2019.

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