Near Port Hudson in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Siege of Port Hudson, 1863
In May 1863 Union forces commanded by General Nathaniel P. Banks laid siege to the Confederate stronghold at Port Hudson, just west of here. The Confederates under General Franklin Gardner inflicted heavy casualties on Banks' army before surrendering July 9. With the loss of Vicksburg and Port Hudson the Confederacy lost control of the Mississippi.
Erected by Baton Rouge City-Parish.
Location. 30° 41.465′ N, 91° 16.095′ W. Marker is near Port Hudson, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is on Samuels Road (U.S. 61) south of Port Hudson State Park Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Zachary LA 70791, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S. Navy 32 Pounder Gun (approx. 0.3 miles away); U.S. Navy 8 - Inch Shell Gun (approx. 0.3 miles away); Union Batteries 7 and 8 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Port Hudson Peace Monument (approx. half a mile away); U.S. Navy 42-Pounder Gun, Model 1816 On Barbette Carriage (approx. half a mile away); Union Battery No. 1 U.S. Army 20-Pounder Parrott Rifle (approx. half a mile away); Field Artillery Limber (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Hudson.
More about this marker. Located at the Foster Creek Bridge
Topics. This marker is included in this topic list: War, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on May 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 12, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 12, 2019.