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1st Louisiana Heavy Artillery, Company B

1st Louisiana Heavy Artillery, Co. B Regimental Monument

1st Louisiana Heavy Artillery, Co. B Regimental Monument

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Multiple monument located at Louisiana Circle on South Washington Street. This unit was attached to Col. Edward Higgins' River Defense Batteries, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg, and commanded by Col. C. A. Fuller and Lt. Col. Daniel Beltzhoover. [Refer to page 24, Volume 1 of the WPA Monumentation Books and to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume I, page 226 and Volume III, pages 873 and 968.]

Company B

This unit was attached to the Marine Hospital Battery and commanded by Capt. William B. Robertson. The Marine Hospital Battery was west of the Marine Hospital about 40 ft above the river, and mounted three 42-pdr smoothbore guns, two 32-pdr smoothbore guns, and two 32-pdr rifled guns. [Refer to Edwin Bearss’ The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, page 63.]

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Confederate Headstones, Vicksburg National Cemetery

There are at least three known Confederates buried in Vicksburg National Cemetery, two of whom have graves designated by Confederate headstones.