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Donaldsonville in Ascension Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Fort Butler African American Soldiers Memorial

 
 
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1. Fort Butler African American Soldiers Memorial
Inscription.
(left panel)
"We are still anxious as we have ever been to show the world that the latent courage of the African is aroused, and that , while fighting under the American Flag, we can and will be a wall of fire and death to the enimies of this country, our birthplace."
Captian James H. Ingraham
1st Regiment of the Louisiana Native Guards

(right panel)
"This fortification is a symbol of the African American contribution to their own freedom. Not only did black hands construct this citadel, but African American soldiers helped in its defense."
Donald S. Frazier
Assistant Professor
McMurry University
Abilene, Texas

(reverse)
Lest we Forget
 
Location. 30° 6.475′ N, 90° 59.474′ W. Marker is in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, in Ascension Parish. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Mississippi Street (Louisiana Route 18) and Iberville Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Donaldsonville LA 70346, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Butler UDC Monument (here, next to this marker); Walter Lemann, Sr. Pumping Station (a few steps from this marker); Donaldsonville
Fort Butler Memorial (left) image. Click for full size.
2. Fort Butler Memorial (left)
(a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Donaldsonville (approx. mile away); Francis T. Nicholls (approx. mile away); War Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bicentennial Jazz Plaza (approx. half a mile away); Ascension Catholic Church (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Donaldsonville.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Butler Memorial. Donaldsonville Chief (Submitted on July 27, 2015.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansWar, US Civil
 
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3. Fort Butler Memorial (right)
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4. Fort Butler Memorial (reverse)
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5. Fort Butler Memorial (reverse)
 
 
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