• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

8th Battalion Louisiana Heavy Artillery Companies B, E

8th Battalion Louisiana Heavy Artillery, Cos. B, E Regimental Monument

8th Battalion Louisiana Heavy Artillery, Cos. B, E 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 Maj. Frederick N. Ogden. [Refer to pages 26, 28, and 29, Volume 1 of the WPA Monumentation Book, and to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume I, page 226; Volume II, page 63; and Volume III, pages 873 and 968.]
 
8th Battalion Louisiana Heavy Artillery, Cos. B, E Marker

8th Battalion Louisiana Heavy Artillery, Cos. B, E Marker

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Companies B, E

Multiple iron tablet located outside of Vicksburg National Military Park, on the northwest corner of Depot and Pearl Streets. This unit was attached to the "Depot Battery." Company B was commanded by Capt. R. C. Barrow, and Company E was commanded by Capt. Toby Hart. The "Depot Battery" was located adjacent to the depot and mounted one 10-inch Columbiad gun. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, page 63.]

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

President Abraham Lincoln, in speaking of Vicksburg's importance, is reputed to have stated early during the Civil War, "See what a lot of land these fellows hold, of which Vicksburg is the key, the war can never be brought to a close until that key is in our pocket."