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    Vicksburg

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8th Battalion Louisiana Heavy Artillery, Company A

8th Battalion Louisiana Heavy Artillery, Co. A Regimental Monument

8th Battalion Louisiana Heavy Artillery, Co. A Regimental Monument

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Multiple monument located at Louisiana Circle off 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, Co. A Marker

8th Battalion Louisiana Heavy Artillery, Co. A Marker

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Company A

This unit was attached to the "Whig Office Battery" and commanded by Capt. P. Grandpre. The "Whig Office Battery" was near the old steamboat landing and mounted one 10-inch Columbiad gun and one 32-pdr smoothbore gun. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, page 63.]

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

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