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Lake Providence in East Carroll Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Lake Providence Confederate Monument

1861 - 1865

 
 
Lake Providence Confederate Monument (Front) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
1. Lake Providence Confederate Monument (Front)
Inscription.
To our
Confederate
Soldiers

 
Erected 1915 by Edward Sparrow Chapter U.D.C.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 32° 48.641′ N, 91° 11.086′ W. Marker is in Lake Providence, Louisiana, in East Carroll Parish. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Lake Street (U.S. 65) and Gould Street. Click for map. Located within the Lake Providence Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: Lake Street, Lake Providence LA 71254, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Soldiers' Rest (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle for the Mississippi: The Vicksburg Campaign (approx. 0.6 miles away); Grant's March Through Louisiana (approx. 0.6 miles away); Grant's Canal (approx. 0.7 miles away); Transylvania Mounds (approx. 8.6 miles away); Julice Mound (approx. 8.6 miles away).
 
Regarding Lake Providence Confederate Monument. A larger than life-size Confederate soldier, dressed in uniform with wide brimmed hat, stands atop a tall gray and white marble shaft. In his hands
Lake Providence Confederate Monument (Rear) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
2. Lake Providence Confederate Monument (Rear)
he holds the barrel of a rifle. The butt of the rifle rests between his feet. Behind the soldier's proper right leg is a supporting tree stump. The sculpture is mounted on a shaft that rests on a multi-tiered base. The upper base is decorated with reliefs of crossed swords on the front and back. On either side of the base's lower section are two columns crowned by pediments and topped by two spheres. The lower base has four bottom blocks and is made of brick covered with marble.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Lake Providence Confederate Monument (Rear) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
3. Lake Providence Confederate Monument (Rear)
Lake Providence Confederate Monument (Rear) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
4. Lake Providence Confederate Monument (Rear)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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