Port Hudson in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Union Battery No. 6
"With admirable celebrity the pioneers (trail blazers) opened up the roads and Capt. Duryea brought up the division artillery and within fifteen minutes after driving him (Confederate skirmishers) in, our batteries were answering his guns from two commanding points, which positions were retained until the surrender."
--Colonel Halbert E. Paine,
Union Brigade Commander
During the May 27 assault, this ridge was the site of Union siege Battery No. 6. It was occupied by Battery F, 1st U.S. Artillery Regiment, under command of Captain Richard C. Duryea. Duryea's unit consisted of six 12-pounder Napoleon guns that fired on Confederate cannons located at Fort Desperate and Commissary Hill.
Location. 30° 41.426′ N, 91° 16.738′ W. Marker is in Port Hudson, Louisiana, in East Feliciana Parish. Marker can be reached from U.S. 61 one mile north of Plains/Port Hudson Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located about a mile (walking) from the Fort Desperate site along the sites 6 mile trail. Marker is at or near this postal address: 236 U.S Hwy 61, Jackson LA 70748, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Flag of Truce (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Exterior Rifle Pit Confederate Tunnel (approx. ¼ mile away); Union Trench (approx. ¼ mile away); Union Sap (approx. ¼ mile away); Sharpshooter Tower (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Desperate Artillery (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Desperate (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Hudson.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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