Lower Commissary Hill Battery

Lower Commissary Hill Battery (HM2DG6)

Location: Zachary, LA 70791 East Feliciana Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 41.209', W 91° 16.788'

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"Nearly all the pieces stationed upon the Commissary Hill, to guard the
approaches to the mill between the left wing and the center, were either
dismounted or other wise disabled. Against this point, the enemy had
established two batteries of 20 and 30 pounder Parrott guns, and their
concentrated fire, told fearfully upon our light guns. Here Captains
Bradford and Sparkman, commanding light batteries, were wounded —
the latter mortally."

1st Lieutenant Frederick Y. Dabney
Chief Engineer
Port Hudson Confederate Garrison

Constructed as part of the earthworks around Commissary Hill,
this battery was armed with one gun from the Madison Tennessee
Battery and another from Battery F, 1st Mississippi
Regiment.
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HM NumberHM2DG6
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Date Added Friday, January 11th, 2019 at 7:01am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 664766 N 3396156
Decimal Degrees30.68681667, -91.27980000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 41.209', W 91° 16.788'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 41' 12.54" N, 91° 16' 47.28" W
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Area Code(s)225
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 318 Simmons Ln, Zachary LA 70791, US
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