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?
On hearing the news of Vicksburg's surrender, President Lincoln declared, "The Father of Waters again goes unvexed to the sea."