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Lake Providence in East Carroll Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Soldiers' Rest

 
 
Soldiers' Rest Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
1. Soldiers' Rest Marker
Inscription.  In early 1863, Union troops commanded by Gen. U.S. Grant dug a canal connecting the Mississippi River and Lake Providence. They camped in an area known as "Soldiers' Rest," which provided a temporary home.
 
Erected by East Carroll Parish Police Jury.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
 
Location. 32° 48.608′ N, 91° 10.952′ W. Marker is in Lake Providence, Louisiana, in East Carroll Parish. Marker is on Lake Street (U.S. 65) 0.2 miles north of Huggins Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1310 Lake Street, Lake Providence LA 71254, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lake Providence Confederate Monument (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle for the Mississippi: The Vicksburg Campaign (approx. half a mile away); Grant's March Through Louisiana (approx. half a mile
View from marker north on Lake Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
2. View from marker north on Lake Street.
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away); Grant's Canal (approx. half a mile away); Hood Home Plantation (approx. 1.6 miles away); Gin Office (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Barn (approx. 1.6 miles away); Farming By Hand (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake Providence.
 
View south on Lake Street towards Lake Providence downtown. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
3. View south on Lake Street towards Lake Providence downtown.
View of marker and Lake Providence. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
4. View of marker and Lake Providence.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 370 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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