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Near Sunset in Saint Landry Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Confederate Mass Grave

 
 
Confederate Mass Grave Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Matthew John Bridges, June 2, 2009
1. Confederate Mass Grave Marker
Inscription. "While Texas will mourn the loss of her brave sons, she will treasure the memory as the glorious martyrs of our common country's independence." The above words echo from the report of Colonel O. M. Roberts regarding men of the 11th, 15th & 18th Tx. Inf. buried in a grave near here. The men died in the Battle of Bayou Borbeux in 1863.
 
Erected by The Texas and Louisiana OCR Societies.
 
Location. 30° 25.094′ N, 92° 5.54′ W. Marker is near Sunset, Louisiana, in Saint Landry Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Napoleon Avenue (State Highway 182) and State Route 754, on the left when traveling west on Napoleon Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sunset LA 70584, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Semmes Battery (approx. 2 miles away); Grand Coteau (approx. 2.3 miles away); Academy of the Sacred Heart (approx. 3.3 miles away); Battle of Opelousas (approx. 5.4 miles away); Site of Bowie Residence (approx. 6.8 miles away); Le Parc Du Vieux Depot (approx. 7.5 miles away); Humble Cottage Lodge No. 19 (approx. 7.8 miles away); Opelousas Colored School (approx. 7.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Confederate Mass Grave Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Matthew John Bridges, June 2, 2009
2. Confederate Mass Grave Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Matthew John Bridges of Slidell, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 2,561 times since then and 228 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Matthew John Bridges of Slidell, Louisiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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