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 Col. C. A. Fuller and Lt. Col. Daniel Beltzhoover. [Refer to page 24, Volume 1 of the WPA Monumentation Books and to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume I, page 226 and Volume III, pages 873 and 968.]
This unit was attached to the South Fort, and commanded by Capt. William C. Capers. A detachment of Company G, under personal command of Capt. Capers, served one 10-inch Columbiad gun in the South Fort from 18 May 1863, until the end of the siege, 4 July 1863. Another detachment, under command of Lt. C.A. Conrad, served one 10-inch mortar in the South Fort from 18 May 1863, until 12 June 1863, when it was ordered to Brig. Gen. John C. Moore's sector of the Vicksburg Perimeter Defensive Lines.
1st Louisiana Heavy Artillery, Company G
It manned the mortar in that position until about 29 June 1863, when the detachment and mortar were reassigned to the South Fort, and remained there until the end of the siege, 4 July 1863. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, page 63 and Volume III, page 872.]
Two iron tablets are located at South Fort on South Washington Street.
Last updated: April 14, 2015