Their Guns Pounded Graveyard Hill

Their Guns Pounded Graveyard Hill (HM21FB)

Location: Helena-West Helena, AR 72342 Phillips County
Country: United States of America
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N 34° 31.579', W 90° 35.801'

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You are facing Battery B, the only battery on Crowley's Ridge the Confederates did not attack during the Battle of Helena. The men at Battery B, which was about three-quarters of a mile north of here, watched events unfold at Battery C and then opened fire.

Battery B Turns its Guns on Battery C
The felled trees in front of Battery B prevented the Confederates
from moving their artillery close enough to be effective. Not
needing to defend themselves, the gunners at Battery B fired on
the Confederates attacking Battery A. When the assault on
Battery A failed, the gunners turned their cannon on the
Confederates trying to take Battery C.

Captain Alexander J. Campbell at Battery B watched the
Confederates arrive in front of Battery C. As the gray-clad
soldiers advanced in column and swung into line of battle, he
ordered his artillery to open fire.

The 28th Wisconsin Could only Watch
Edward S. Remington, 28th Wisconsin, watched with dismay
from Battery B as the Confederates took Battery C. "Oh, what
terrible feelings came over us as they slowly made their way up
that hill...On, on they went, yelling like demons, up to the
breastworks."

The artillery at Battery B continued to pound the Confederates on Graveyard Hill. Battery
C was out of rifle range and the infantrymen seethed in frustration. Some fired their weapons against orders, trying to engage the enemy. The Wisconsin soldiers could only watch as the Confederates raised their flag on Battery C.

[Inset quote]
On, on they went, yelling like demons, up to the breastworks."
Edward S. Remington, 28th Wisconsin

[Photo caption] Private Hans Jensen, 28th Wisconsin
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Date Added Monday, September 4th, 2017 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 720586 N 3823138
Decimal Degrees34.52631667, -90.59668333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 31.579', W 90° 35.801'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 31' 34.74" N, 90° 35' 48.06" W
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Area Code(s)870
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1201 Yorkshire Dr, Helena-West Helena AR 72342, US
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