Old Pleasant Hill in De Soto Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Erected by the State of Louisiana.
Location. 31° 50.88′ N, 93° 30.633′ W. Marker is in Old Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, in De Soto Parish. Marker is on Louisiana Route 175 0.2 miles north of Patrick Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pelican LA 71063, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Battle of Pleasant Hill (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Village of Pleasant Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Old Cistern (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pleasant Hill Battle Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Account of the Battle of Pleasant Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Pleasant Hill Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Pleasant Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); War for Southern Independence (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Old Pleasant Hill.
Regarding Federal Hospital. After the battle of Pleasant Hill on April 9 1864, the Union army used Pierce Payne Methodist College for boys as a hospital for the wounded, while
The soldiers that died were buried in a makeshift graveyard on the school grounds. Sometime after the war the bodies that could be found were moved to Alexandria National Cemetery. Of over 200 union soldiers buried, the remains of only 70 were found. When reburied at Alexandria, they were marked as unknown.
Nothing remains of the college today. There is only a road sign marking where it use to be.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 97 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 16, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.