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The water-battery at Fort Jackson. William B. Robertson, Captain, 1st Louisiana Artillery, C. S.
[See map, p. 34.] This was an outwork of Fort Jackson, separated from it by two moats.
It was qu pril the enemy commenced the bombardment of Fort Jackson and the water-battery with all his mortar-b in every instance by the combined fire of Forts Jackson and St. Philip and the water-battery.
On the point of woods, about three miles below Fort Jackson, and behind which the mortar-boats lay conc rain shell incessantly, night and day, upon Fort Jackson and the water-battery, until nearly sundown ttery thundered its greeting to the enemy.
Fort Jackson followed instantly with a grand crash of ar d our range.
As the vessels were masked by Fort Jackson from our view as they passed up the river, missiles.
No guns were silenced in either Fort Jackson or the water-battery at any time during thi accomplish, and among them the silencing of Fort Jackson and the water-battery.
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The water-battery at Fort Jackson. William B. Robertson, Captain, 1st Louisiana Artillery, C. S. A. On the 15th of April, 1862, I was directed by Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Higgins, commanding Forts Jackson and St. Philip, to take command of the water-battery. [See map, p. 34.] This was an outwork of Fort Jackson, separated from it by two moats. It was quadrilateral in shape, inclosed on three sides by a breastwork made of earth, the side next to the fort being open. The battery had no casemates or covered ways. It had been hastily prepared for use just previous to the appearance of the enemy's fleet in our front. During the siege it was directly in the line of fire from the mortar-boats, or very nearly so. The battery was manned by a detachment of Company D, 1st Louisiana Artillery, under First Lieutenant R. J. Bruce, a detachment of the St. Mary's Cannoneers, under First Lieutenant George 0. Foot, and a detachment of my company, B, 1st Louisiana Artillery, under Sergean