1st Louisiana Heavy Artillery, Company E
This unit was attached to the "Railroad Battery" and was commanded by Capt. Lawrence B. Haynes. The "Railroad Battery" was located 100 ft above the river just south of the railroad cut and mounted one 18-pdr rifled gun ("Whistling Dick") and one 20-pdr Parrott rifled gun. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, page 63.]
Did You Know?
The civilians of Vicksburg endured their first naval bombardment of the Civil War during the summer of 1862?