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

The Old Cistern

 
 
The Old Cistern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 28, 2017
1. The Old Cistern Marker
Inscription. Both Gen. Taylor's and Gen Banks' troops obtained drinking water from this cistern while each army occupied Pleasant Hill during the Red River Campaign in April 1864. The stage coach station stood a few feet north of here.
 
Erected by the State of Louisiana.
 
Location. 31° 51.191′ N, 93° 30.819′ W. Marker is in Old Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, in De Soto Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Louisiana Route 175 and Parish Road 1068, on the right when traveling north on State Route 175. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23271 LA-175, Pelican LA 71063, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Pleasant Hill Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Old Pleasant Hill (a few steps from this marker); Pleasant Hill Battle Park (a few steps from this marker); Account of the Battle of Pleasant Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Road to Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Pleasant Hill Battlefield (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate and Union Soldier Memorial
The Old Cistern Marker can be seen looking south on Highway 175. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 28, 2017
2. The Old Cistern Marker can be seen looking south on Highway 175.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Headquarters Department of the Gulf / Headquarters Trans-Mississippi Dept. (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Old Pleasant Hill.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Battle of Pleasant Hill. (Submitted on July 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesWar, US Civil
 
Confederate General Richard Taylor / Union General Nathaniel P. Banks image. Click for full size.
By Public domain - Mathew Brady / LOC
3. Confederate General Richard Taylor / Union General Nathaniel P. Banks
The Old Cistern near entrance to Battle of Pleasant Hill area. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 28, 2017
4. The Old Cistern near entrance to Battle of Pleasant Hill area.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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