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Near Pelican in De Soto Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Federal Advance

April 7, 1864

 

—Temporary Federal Hospital —

 
Federal Advance Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 28, 2017
1. Federal Advance Marker
Inscription. A short distance west of here facing the road, the home of William Robertson was used for the care of Federal Soldiers wounded in a skirmish near by. A mill behind the residence was used to grind grain for soldiers of both armies.
 
Erected by the State of Louisiana.
 
Location. 31° 55.576′ N, 93° 34.849′ W. Marker is near Pelican, Louisiana, in De Soto Parish. Marker is on Louisiana Route 175 half a mile south of Jimmy Lee Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19412 LA-175, Pelican LA 71063, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Double Churches (approx. 1.4 miles away); Las Ormigas Spanish Land Grant (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Federal Advance (approx. 4.7 miles away); Army of the Tennessee
View of marker looking south on Highway 175. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 28, 2017
2. View of marker looking south on Highway 175.
(approx. 5.7 miles away); Dog Trot House (approx. 6.1 miles away); Stage Coach Station (approx. 6.3 miles away); Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery (approx. 6.3 miles away); Welcome to Old Pleasant Hill (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pelican.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Battle of Pleasant Hill. (Submitted on July 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Firing practice.
Appears this marker is subject to random gunfire from passersby.
    — Submitted July 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

 
Categories. Science & MedicineWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 100 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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