Vicksburg National Military Park in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Leon Dawson Marks
June 28 1863
Erected 1910 by the state of Louisiana.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is June 28, 1863.
Location. 32° 22.23′ N, 90° 50.73′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Confederate Avenue west of Old Graveyard Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Confederate Avenue, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Louisiana 27th Infantry (here, next to this marker); Lunette at left of Stockade. (a few steps from this marker); L.L. Mc Laurin (a few steps from this marker); C.S. McNally's (Arkansas) Battery; (within shouting distance of this marker); West Virginia 4th Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Ewing's Brigade; Assault, May 19, 1863. (within shouting distance of this marker); Defending Graveyard Road Martin L. Smith (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
More about this marker. The sculptor was Theo Alice Ruggles Kitson and the cost of the bronze was $92.30.
Regarding Leon Dawson Marks. Colonel Leon Dawson Marks was an attorney, newspaper publisher, and Confederate Colonel, commanding the the 27th Louisiana Infantry Regiment during the campaign and siege of Vicksburg. Marks was mortally wounded during the siege of Vicksburg; but was brought to Shreveport where he died. His funeral was attended by Lt. General Edmund Kirby Smith and Major General Richard Taylor and their staffs. Marks was born in Bayou Sara (St. Francisville), Louisiana, in 1829 and died on September 23, 1863.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 3, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 3, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 3, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.