"A desperate charge carried a small force of men through this road to a very advance position which they successfully held, in one of these gullies. Luckily we got into a fine place and were able to hold our own, though I was in mortal fear of being killed by the troops behind us who dropped into shelter and fired all around us."
75th New York Infantry Regiment
Located only 100 yards in front of the Confederate's Alabama
Arkansas Redoubt, the men of the 75th New York Infantry
Regiment began building this work on the morning of May 27.
At first constructed as a log breastwork, Fort Babcock became a
strongly fortified rifle trench that was occupied by other Union
troops throughout the siege.
Caption: Lieutenant Colonel Willoughby Babcock (standing), 75th New York Infantry Regiment, for whom Fort Babcock was named.
Location. 30° 41.544′ N, 91° 16.829′ W. Marker is in Port Hudson, Louisiana, in East Feliciana Parish. Marker can be reached from U.S. 61. Touch for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Artillery Ridge (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union Battery No. 6 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Battery No. 5 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Battery No. 4 (approx. ¼ mile away); Alabama-Arkansas Redoubt (approx. ¼ mile away); Flag of Truce (approx. ¼ mile away); Union Battery No. 1 (approx. ¼ mile away); Field Artillery Limber (approx. ¼ 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 Historic Site.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 81 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 19, 2019.