"...no less than four mortars were planted for the purpose of shelling our rifle pits, and the battery at Bennetts stables immediately opposite, but these after firing steadily for several days & nights, without doing us the slightest damage, finally ceased their operations and were probably moved."
Named for quartermaster officer Major William K. Bennett, Bennett's Redoubt guarded the important Confederate slaughter pen operation which he commanded. Infantry units serving at Bennett's Redoubt consisted of the 10th and 12th Arkansas and supported a section of Watson's Louisiana Battery. Manning a 12-pounder howitzer and a 6-pounder gun, the cannoneers dueled with Union artillery located on the other side of Foster Creek atop Artillery Ridge.
Location. 30° 41.411′ N, 91° 17.268′ W. Marker is in Port Hudson, Louisiana, in East Feliciana Parish. Marker can be reached from U.S. 61. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 236 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. Slaughter Pen (within shouting distance
More about this marker. Located on the grounds of the Port Hudson State Historic Site.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 5, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 5, 2019.