Alabama-Arkansas Redoubt

Alabama-Arkansas Redoubt (HM2DI2)

Location: Zachary, LA 70791 East Feliciana Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 41.354', W 91° 16.942'

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"Owing to the ruggedness of the ground and felled timbers, the enemy could not preserve their lines intact and soon became a conglomerate mass. We waited their approach in silence. When within forty yards we were commanded to fire. A blaze of musketry flashed from our ramparts. The enemy was dazed and stunned by the suddenness of the blow and the fearful effect of our first volley. Over one-fifth of his number were upon the ground dead or wounded."
-Private Edward Y. McMorries,
Company G
1st Alabama Infantry Regiment

Scene of heavy fighting during the May 27 assault, the
Alabama-Arkansas Redoubt originally consisted of a
line of piled fence rails covered with dirt excavated from
a shallow trench located along the edge of the ridge. This
line was manned by men of the 1st Alabama Infantry
Regiment. On May 30, 200 men from Miles'' Louisiana
Legion relieved the Alabamians and began construction
of the large earthworks.
The cannon platforms seen today were probably added
during the Union occupation of Port Hudson for there is
no evidence that Confederate troops placed cannons at this
position. Other units occupying the Alabama Arkansas
Redoubt during the siege were the 18th and 3rd Arkansas
regiments, the Claiborne (Mississippi) Light infantry
company, and English's Mississippi



Battery (no cannons;
the men served as infantry).
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HM NumberHM2DI2
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Date Added Sunday, January 13th, 2019 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 664516 N 3396420
Decimal Degrees30.68923333, -91.28236667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 41.354', W 91° 16.942'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 41' 21.24" N, 91° 16' 56.52" W
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Area Code(s)225
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Port Hickey Rd, Zachary LA 70791, US
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