Near Pontotoc in Pontotoc County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
French Commander was defeated in battle
with Chickasaw Indians Sunday May 20, 1736
A week later D' Artaguiette, Francois -
Marie Bissot De Vincennes, Father Antoine Senat,
Jesuit Missionary-in all 20 Frenchmen captured-
were burned at the stake by their captors.
Scorning the offer to escape martyrdom,
remained with his comrades and intoning the
miserere, led them into the destroying flames.
Erected 1934 by the John Foster Society Children of the American Revolution Columbus, Mississippi.
Location. 34° 11.025′ N, 88° 57.687′ W. Marker is near Pontotoc, Mississippi, in Pontotoc County. Marker is at the intersection of Mississippi Route 41 and Campground Road (County Road 134), on the right when traveling south on State Route 41. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pontotoc MS 38863, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Campground Methodist Church (here, next to this marker); Lochinvar (approx. 3.3 miles away); Site of Pontotoc Creek Treaty (approx. 4.4 Chickasaw Female College (approx. 4½ miles away); a different marker also named Site of Pontotoc Creek Treaty (approx. 4.6 miles away); a different marker also named Pierre D'Artaguiette (approx. 4.9 miles away); Pontotoc County Memorial Monument (approx. 4.9 miles away); Pontotoc County Confederate Monument (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pontotoc.
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1. Meaning of miserere.
Miserere is the 51st Psalm, a prayer or expression of appeal for mercy.
— Submitted April 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
Categories. • Native Americans • Notable Events • Wars, US Indian •
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