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Shreveport in Caddo Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

This Marks the Site of Battery 5

 
 
This Marks the Site of Battery 5 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2019
1. This Marks the Site of Battery 5 Marker
Inscription.  
This Marks the Site
of
Battery 5
One of the eighteen batteries
and four forts which formed
the Confederate defenses
of Shreveport
1864 – 1865

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1864.
 
Location. 32° 30.16′ N, 93° 44.349′ W. Marker is in Shreveport, Louisiana, in Caddo Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Marshall Street and Highland Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Marshall Street. Located near Brentwood Hospital. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1006 Highland Avenue, Shreveport LA 71101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Highland Hospital (a few steps from this marker); Greenwood Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pete Youree Confederate Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); This Marks the Site of Battery 4 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lewis House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Noel Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away);
Battery 5 Marker with Brentwood Hospital in background. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2019
2. Battery 5 Marker with Brentwood Hospital in background.
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Pleasant Hall (approx. half a mile away); Sewall House (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shreveport.
 
More about this marker. This Battery 5 marker was once stolen but was recovered and rededicated.
 
Regarding This Marks the Site of Battery 5. With the onset of the Civil War, Shreveport became a Confederate stronghold and headquarters of the Trans-Mississippi Department Army. Eighteen batteries across the city served as the defensive line against Union attack.

These Civil War Battery markers were dedicated in the 1930s when Shreveport marked its centennial and a final gathering of the United Confederate Veterans was held in the city.
 
This Marks the Site of Battery 5 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2019
3. This Marks the Site of Battery 5 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 99 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 3, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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May. 26, 2022