Port Hudson in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Union Batteries 7 and 8
Lieutenant William L. Haskin
1st U.S. Artillery Regiment
Two Union batteries were situated near this location, stretching approximately 75 yards on either side of concrete trail. Only 400 yards from Fort Desperate, these batteries poured deadly fire into the Confederate works throughout the 48-day siege.
Union Battery No. 7: Battery G, 1st Indiana Heavy Artillery Regiment, Captain Edward McLaflin, commanding. Two 4.2-inch Parrott Rifled
Union Battery No. 8: 6th Massachusetts Battery, Captain William W. Carruth, commanding; four 12-pounder Napoleon guns. Battery A, 1st U.S. Artillery Regiment, Captain Edmund C. Bainbridge, commanding; four 12-pounder Napoleon guns. Battery A, 1st U.S. Artillery Regiment, Lieutenant Hardman P. Norris, commanding; two 3-inch ordnance rifled cannons.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 30° 41.324′ N, 91° 16.494′ W. Marker is in Port Hudson, Louisiana, in East Feliciana Parish. Marker can be reached from U.S. 61 one mile north of Port Hudson/Plains Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 236 Hwy 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 Trench (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union Sap (about 400 feet away); Confederate Tunnel (about 400 feet away); Exterior Rifle Pit (about 400 feet away); Sharpshooter Tower (about 400 feet away); Subterranean Torpedoes (about 400 feet away); Fort Desperate Artillery (about 400 feet away); Fort Desperate (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Hudson.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2016. This page has been viewed 281 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 28, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.