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Near Sunset in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Confederate Mass Grave

 
 
Confederate Mass Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Matthew John Bridges, June 2, 2009
1. Confederate Mass Grave Marker
Inscription.  "While Texas will mourn the loss of her brave sons, she will treasure the memory as the glorious martyrs of our common country's independence." The above words echo from the report of Colonel O. M. Roberts regarding men of the 11th, 15th & 18th Tx. Inf. buried in a grave near here. The men died in the Battle of Bayou Bourbeux in 1863.
 
Erected by The Texas and Louisiana OCR Societies.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
 
Location. 30° 25.094′ N, 92° 5.54′ W. Marker is near Sunset, Louisiana, in St. Landry Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Napoleon Avenue (State Highway 182) and State Highway 754, on the left when traveling west on Napoleon Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sunset LA 70584, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Semmes Battery (approx. 2 miles away); Grand Coteau (approx. 2.3 miles away); Academy of the Sacred Heart (approx. 3.3
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miles away); Battle of Opelousas (approx. 5.4 miles away); Site of Bowie Residence (approx. 6.8 miles away); Assumption School (approx. 7 miles away); Le Vieux Presbytère (approx. 7.4 miles away); Iry LeJeune (approx. 7½ miles away).
 
Confederate Mass Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Matthew John Bridges, June 2, 2009
2. Confederate Mass Grave Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 17, 2009, by Matthew John Bridges of Slidell, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 7,098 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 17, 2009, by Matthew John Bridges of Slidell, Louisiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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