8th Battalion Louisiana Heavy Artillery 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.]
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