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Old Pleasant Hill in De Soto Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Unknown Soldiers' Grave

1865

 

— Historic Site —

 
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By Jason Armstrong, March 14, 2021
1. Unknown Soldiers' Grave Marker
Inscription.  After the Battle of Pleasant Hill the Confederate army, who had control of the battlefield, began burying the dead soldiers. One of the sites chosen was on the Childers Family property, a part of the battlefield. Here some of the soldiers killed in the battlefield were buried in a mass grave. All are unknown. We honor these unknown soldiers for their bravery and courage in paying the ultimate price for their beliefs.
 
Erected by Desoto Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
 
Location. 31° 51.356′ N, 93° 30.694′ W. Marker is in Old Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, in De Soto Parish. Marker is on Parish Road 1068 north of State Route 175, on the right when traveling north. Located inside of the Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pelican LA 71063, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Stage Coach Station (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to Old Pleasant Hill
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By Jason Armstrong, March 14, 2021
2. Unknown Soldiers' Grave Marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. and Mrs. C.E. "Gene" Poimboeuf (approx. 0.2 miles away); War for Southern Independence (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pleasant Hill Battlefield (approx. 0.2 miles away); Account of the Battle of Pleasant Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Headquarters Department of the Gulf / Headquarters Trans-Mississippi Dept. (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Old Pleasant Hill.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2021, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, OKlahoma. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 27, 2021, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, OKlahoma. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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