The Official Site of Fort DeRussy, Louisiana
of the role of the 27th Iowa Vol. Inf.
in the capture of Fort DeRussy, Louisiana
From The Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies in the War of the Rebellion, Vol. 34
Report of Col. James I. Gilbert, 27th Iowa Volunteer Infantry, of the capture of Fort DeRussy
On Board Steamer Diadem, Alexandria, La., March 17, 1864
CAPTAIN: In compliance with orders from headquarters Second Brigade, Third Division,
Sixteenth Army Corps, I have the honor to report that while on the march near the
town of Marksville, La., on the 14th day of March, 1864, the Twenty-
I have the honor to be, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
JAS. I. GILBERT
Colonel, Commanding Regiment
Capt. C. T. GRANGER
Acting Assistant Adjutant-
* The casualty was actually Jacob Beck, Robert Beck's brother. He died on March 22, aboard the hospital boat Woodford at Alexandria.