Pineville in Rapides Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Superintendent William T. Sherman
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He commented earlier that he would retain his "allegiance to the Constitution as long as a fragment of it survives." Sherman encountered several former cadets and acquaintances from his as in Louisiana during the Civil War and provided assistance to them when he could do so, even though his service in the Union Army focused on subduing the Confederacy, sometimes in severe ways. David Boyd reopened the seminary after the war, and Sherman visited his former campus in 1867 before state officials moved it to Baton Rouge in 1869 and renamed it Louisiana State University in 1870. Sherman's legacy to the Louisiana Seminary of Learning includes adding the phrase "and Military Academy" to its name to acknowledge its primary mission of educating soldiers; obtaining furniture before the school opened; arranging for uniforms, clothing, text and library books, and additional equipment for its second year; and maintaining good relations with prominent politicians, who could provide assistance and support.
Erected by The Historical Association of Central Louisiana.
Location. 31° 21.458′ N, 92° 26.17′ W. Marker is in Pineville, Louisiana, in Rapides Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Shreveport Highway (U.S. 71) and Rigolette Road (State Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2500 Shreveport Highway, Pineville LA 71360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy (a few steps from this marker); A Brief History of the Seminary and the Original Campus (within shouting distance of this marker); Campus Life (within shouting distance of this marker); This Stone Was A Part Of The 1st LA. Seminary (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Seminary Building (about 300 feet away); Fallen Federal Firefighters/ Oklahoma City Bombing Victims Memorial Grove (about 400 feet away); Early Leadership (about 400 feet away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pineville.
More about this marker. Located at the Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy (The Old LSU Site) walking park.
Categories. • Education • War, US Civil •
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on June 30, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. 2, 3. submitted on June 30, 2019.