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.]
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."