Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Henning in Lauderdale County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Union Artillery 10 Pound Parrotts

 
 
Union Artillery 10 Pound Parrotts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 1, 2010
1. Union Artillery 10 Pound Parrotts Marker
The marker is badly faded and difficult to read.
Inscription. Several days before the battle the Union brought two 10 pound Parrotts to Fort Pillow. These pieces were placed outside the fort at the beginning of the battle, but were soon moved inside the fort where wooden platforms were hastily erected adjacent to two open embrasures. During the final assault on the fort, all Union artillery was largely ineffective because the guns could not be depressed enough to fire upon the Confederates on the steep terrain below.
 
Location. 35° 38.682′ N, 89° 50.306′ W. Marker is near Henning, Tennessee, in Lauderdale County. Marker can be reached from Park Road (State Highway 207), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in the reconstructed fort in Fort Pillow State Park. The fort is reached by a mile long trail from the visitor center. Marker is in this post office area: Henning TN 38041, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Artillery 6 Pound James Rifles (a few steps from this marker); Earthworks Over River Batteries (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Water Batteries (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Artillery 12 Pound Howitzers (about
Restored Fort, Reproduction Gun, and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 1, 2010
2. Restored Fort, Reproduction Gun, and Marker
300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Sharpshooters (approx. mile away); Inner Breastworks (approx. 0.3 miles away); General N.B. Forrest's Command Position (approx. 0.3 miles away); Outer Breastworks (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henning.
 
Also see . . .  Report of Lieutenant Daniel Van Horn. Lt. Van Horn of the 6th US Colored Light Artillery filed this report of the battle. (Submitted on October 10, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
10 Pounder Parrott Reproduction image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 1, 2010
3. 10 Pounder Parrott Reproduction
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 436 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Paid Advertisement