Union Battery No. 1 Historical

Union Battery No. 1 Historical (HM1U0A)

Location: Jackson, LA 70748 East Feliciana Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 41.572', W 91° 16.563'

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"...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.
HM NumberHM1U0A
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Date Added Monday, August 29th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 665115 N 3396832
Decimal Degrees30.69286667, -91.27605000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 41.572', W 91° 16.563'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 41' 34.32" N, 91° 16' 33.78" W
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Area Code(s)225
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Jackson LA 70748, US
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