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.]
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Vicksburg National Cemetery is the largest internment of Civil War dead in the nation. It is the burial place for nearly 17,000 Union soldiers.