"Colonel Steedman having been put in command of the left wing, composed of the First Alabama, 15th Arkansas and 10th Arkansas, a detachment of Wingfield's battalion and 39th Mississippi regiment. Colonel Steedman, during the siege, won the highest encomiums from his men and superiors, and would have received a brigadier-general's commission soon afterwards had he not been captured and sent to prison."
1st Alabama Infantry Regiment
Colonel Isaiah George Washington Steedman was the commander of the 1st Alabama Infantry Regiment. Just before the siege General Gardner, the overall Confederate commander, made Steednan responsible for the northern defensive perimeter. Steedman used a house owned by the John Rist family, which was located just behind the Commissary Hill battery, as his headquarters.
Location. 30° 41.246′ N, 91° 16.747′ W. Marker is in Port Hudson, Louisiana, in East Feliciana Parish. Marker can be reached from Highway 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
More about this marker. Located on the grounds of the Port Hudson State Historical site.
Also see . . . Official Louisiana Port Hudson Site page. (Submitted on January 12, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 12, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 12, 2019.