Louisiana 8th Battalion Heavy Artillery (Confederate)
18 May 1863
Participated in the Battle of Vicksburg at Vicksburg, Mississippi.
In mid-May, 1863, after six months of unsuccessful attempts, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Tennessee finally converged on Vicksburg, defended by a Confederate army under Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton. Capture of the Mississippi River town was critical to Union control of the strategic river. Vicksburg was located on a high river bluff defended with artillery, and Pemberton's men had constructed a series of fortifications in an 8-mile arc surrounding the city on the landward side. After crossing the…
19 Nov 1864
Louisiana 8th Battalion Heavy Artillery organized at Louisiana.
26 May 1865
Louisiana 8th Battalion Heavy Artillery mustered out at Louisiana.
Louisiana, United States of America
Colonel Edward Higgins
Major Frederick N. Ogden