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Port Hudson in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Lower Commissary Hill Battery

 
 
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January 5, 2019
1. Lower Commissary Hill Battery Marker
Inscription.  
"Nearly all the pieces stationed upon the Commissary Hill, to guard the approaches to the mill between the left wing and the center, were either dismounted or other wise disabled. Against this point, the enemy had established two batteries of 20 and 30 pounder Parrott guns, and their concentrated fire, told fearfully upon our light guns. Here Captains Bradford and Sparkman, commanding light batteries, were wounded -- the latter mortally."
1st Lieutenant Frederick Y. Dabney
Chief Engineer
Port Hudson Confederate Garrison

Constructed as part of the earthworks around Commissary Hill, this battery was armed with one gun from the Madison Tennessee Battery and another from Battery F, 1st Mississippi Regiment.
 
Location. 30° 41.209′ N, 91° 16.788′ W. Marker is in Port Hudson, Louisiana, in East Feliciana Parish. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 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. Commissary Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Steedman Headquarters

Lower Commissary Hill Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
January 5, 2019
2. Lower Commissary Hill Battery Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Flag of Truce (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alabama-Arkansas Redoubt (approx. mile away); Fort Desperate (approx. mile away); Exterior Rifle Pit (approx. mile away); Fort Desperate Artillery (approx. mile away); Sharpshooter Tower (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Hudson.
 
More about this marker. Located on the grounds of the Port Hudson State Historical site.
 
Also see . . .  Port Hudson official site. (Submitted on January 11, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 11, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 11, 2019.
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