Near Port Hudson in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Union Battery No. 1
"...they (the Federals) threw up rifle pits all around my works, distant about two hundred and fifty yards, and all of these, aided by artillery, he kept up a terrible and steady fire upon every part of my position..."
-- Colonel Benjamin W. Johnson
15th Arkansas Infantry Regiment
Commander of Fort Desperate
Located in the vicinity of the Port Hudson State Commemorative Area museum is the site of Union siege Battery No. 1. It was established following the May 27 assault. 1st Lieutenant William H. Blankenship commanded the battery, which consisted of one 30-pounder Parrott rifled cannon detached from Battery B, 1st Indiana Heavy Artillery Regiment.
Location. 30° 41.572′ N, 91° 16.563′ W. Marker is near Port Hudson, Louisiana, in East Feliciana Parish. Marker can be reached from U.S. 61 one mile north of Plains-Port Hudson Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located within the Port Hudson State Historic Site, just to rear of museum lookout tower. Marker is at or near this postal address: 236 US-61, Jackson LA 70748, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Port Hudson Peace Monument (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Army 20-Pounder Parrott Rifle (within shouting distance of this marker); Field Artillery Limber (within shouting distance of this marker); Port Hudson (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Navy 42-Pounder Gun, Model 1816 On Barbette Carriage (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Navy 8 - Inch Shell Gun (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S. Navy 32 Pounder Gun (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Battery No. 6 (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Hudson.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2016. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 28, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.