Union Battery No. 3

Union Battery No. 3 (HM2DZE)

Location: Jackson, LA 70748 East Feliciana Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 41.592', W 91° 17.126'

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"About the 10th of June, the enemy planted four mortars in position
near the battery opposite Bennett''s House. These mortars gave us
great annoyance; they were fired day and night, to the very great
disturbance of our troops; yet few were killed by these shells."

—Colonel Isaiah G. W Steedman,
Commander of the Confederate Left Wing

The large pit in front of you is the remnant of Union Battery
No. 3. Under the command of 1st Lieutenant George W.
Taylor, 4th Massachusetts Artillery, this battery contained
one 10-inch and three 8-inch mortars. Combined with the
U.S. navy mortar schooners shelling the south, or opposite,
end of the Confederate entrenchments, this bombardment
led one Union soldier to describe their use against the
Confederates as giving "them gunboat front and rear."
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Date Added Friday, February 1st, 2019 at 7:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 664216 N 3396856
Decimal Degrees30.69320000, -91.28543333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 41.592', W 91° 17.126'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 41' 35.52" N, 91° 17' 7.5600000000001" W
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Area Code(s)225
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Jackson LA 70748, US
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