Shreveport in Caddo Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
This Marks the Site of Battery 4
One of the eighteen batteries
and four forts which formed
the Confederate defenses
1864 – 1865
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • War, US Civil.
Location. 32° 30.106′ N, 93° 43.917′ W. Marker is in Shreveport, Louisiana, in Caddo Parish. Marker is on Miriam Avenue west of Oleander Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Located within the Greenwood Cemetery at the Confederate Veteran Bivouac. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Miriam 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. This Marks the Site of Battery 3 (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); This Marks the Site of Battery 5 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Highland Hospital (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Humbug (approx. half a mile away); This Marks the Site of Battery 1 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Noel Methodist Church Fort Turnbull (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pleasant Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shreveport.
Regarding This Marks the Site of Battery 4. 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. This battery, along with nearby Battery 3, were joined by a covered road.
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.
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 73 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 3, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.