862bd: Confederate Batteries on Island No. 10 24 March 1862

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                      Confederate Batteries 
                        on Island No. 10 
                          24 March 1862  


Battery No. 1 (Redan Fort)
     3 Naval Iron Carriages - 8" Columbiad Cannon
     3 Barbette carriages   - Smooth Bored 32pdrs
Battery No. 2
     4 High Barbette Carriages - 3 Rifled 32pdrs
                               - 1 Smooth Bored 32pdr
Battery No. 3
     3 High Barbette Carriages - Rifled 32pdrs
Battery No. 4
     4 High Barbette Carriages - 3 Rifled 32pdrs
                                 1 8" Columbiad
Battery No. 5
     2 High Barbette Carriages - 1 Rifled 32pdr
                                 1 8" Columbiad  
     5 Medium Barbette Carriages - 1 8" Columbiad 
                                   3 Smooth Bore 32pdrs

24 cannon in position on the mainland

Battery No. 1 (Belmont Battery)
     6 Medium Height Carriages - 2 8" Columbiad
                                 1 Rifled 32pdr
                                 3 Smooth Bore 32pdrs 
Battery No. 2
                               - 3 Smooth Bore 32pdrs
                                 1 Rifled 24pdr
Battery No. 3                  - 2 Rifled 24pdrs
                                 1 8" Columbiad
                                 2 Smooth Bore 32pdrs
Battery No. 4
     2 Siege Carriages         - 2 8" Howitzers
Battery No. 5
     2 Siege Carriages         - 2 8" Howitzers
Floating Battery New Orleans
     9 Naval Iron Carraiges     - 1 Rifled  32pdr
                                  8 8" Columbaids

In the Belmont Battery, the large rifled 32pdr burst 
at the third fire  at  the enemy.  It was replaced by 
an 8"  Columbaid  on  21 March.

U.S. War Department, The War of the Succession, 
A Compilation  of Official Records of the Union and 
Confederate Armies,  Government Printing Office; 
Washington D.C. 1882

Source: George Nafziger Order of Battle Collection


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