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Near Vicksburg National Military Park in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Louisiana Eighth Battalion

Heavy Artillery

 

—Major F.N. Ogden —

 
Louisiana Eighth Battalion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 27, 2017
1. Louisiana Eighth Battalion Marker
Inscription.
Company A
Captain P. Grandpre
Company B
Captain R.C. Barrow
Company E
Captain Toby Hart
Compamy F
Captain T.N. McCrory

Served guns in the city
on the river-front line
March 29-July 4 1863

 
Location. 32° 19.173′ N, 90° 53.827′ W. Marker is near Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Louisiana Circle west of Washington Street (Business U.S. 61), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Louisiana Circle is a detached park of the Vicksburg National Military Park and is subject to closing by the Park Service. Marker is at or near this postal address: Louisiana Circle, Vicksburg MS 39180, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "The Widow Blakely" (here, next to this marker); C.S. Marks' Company, 22D Louisiana; (a few steps from this marker); Louisiana 22nd Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Running the Gauntlet (within shouting distance of this marker); Gibraltar of the Confederacy (approx. half a mile away); U.S. Battery Benton. (approx. half a mile away); Vicksburg Siege (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mississippi (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Also see . . .
Louisiana Eighth Battalion Marker on far left. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 27, 2017
2. Louisiana Eighth Battalion Marker on far left.
The "Widow Blakely" cannon in background.
 The Civil War Album - Photos of Louisiana Circle. (Submitted on July 17, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Louisiana Circle pull-off sign image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 27, 2017
3. The Louisiana Circle pull-off sign
Louisiana Circle is located on Washington Street and overlooks the Mississippi River approximately 1 mile north of Interstate 20. The batteries at Louisiana Circle and South Fort were the southernmost anchors of the Confederate defensive line, and the heavy guns located at these positions had commanding views of the Mississippi River and the Federal naval approaches from the south. Confederate defenders at these locations participated in duels with the Union fleet and land-based artillery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 17, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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