Union Battery No. 5

Union Battery No. 5 (HM2DVL)

Location: Jackson, LA 70748 East Feliciana Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 41.579', W 91° 17.025'

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"..to our right and left upon tree trunks, were nailed white
crosses which had evidently served for practice, to get the
exact range of the rebel guns, and they had it. For instance, a
section of the First Maine Battery came plunging forward
into position, and as the horses wheeled, shots came thick
and instantly we saw a wheel knocked to pieces, several
horses killed, and a lieutenant came down the slope towards
us, his clothing torn by a shell and he bloody from head to
foot; yet he cooly said, ''can you tell me where I can find a

Captain John M. Stanyon,
Company B,
8th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment

At this position, the 1st Maine Battery, under the command
of 1st Lieutenant Eben D. Halev. manned four rifled 6-
pounders. During the siege, the battery dueled with
Watson''s Louisiana Battery located 400 yards away at
Bennett''s Redoubt.
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Date Added Sunday, January 27th, 2019 at 4:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 664378 N 3396834
Decimal Degrees30.69298333, -91.28375000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 41.579', W 91° 17.025'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 41' 34.74" N, 91° 17' 1.4999999999999" W
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Area Code(s)225
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Jackson LA 70748, US
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