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Vicksburg National Military Park in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Leon Dawson Marks

Louisiana

 
 
Leon Dawson Marks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
1. Leon Dawson Marks Marker
Inscription.
Colonel 27 Infantry
Mortally wounded
June 28 1863

 
Erected 1910 by the state of Louisiana.
 
Location. 32° 22.23′ N, 90° 50.73′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Confederate Avenue west of Old Graveyard Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Confederate Avenue, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Louisiana 27th Infantry (here, next to this marker); Lunette at left of Stockade. (a few steps from this marker); L.L. Mc Laurin (a few steps from this marker); C.S. McNally's (Arkansas) Battery; (within shouting distance of this marker); West Virginia 4th Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Ewing's Brigade; Assault, May 19, 1863. (within shouting distance of this marker); Defending Graveyard Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Maj. Alexander Yates (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
More about this marker. The sculptor was Theo Alice Ruggles Kitson and the cost of the bronze was
Leon Dawson Marks Marker is third from the right. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
2. Leon Dawson Marks Marker is third from the right.
$92.30.
 
Regarding Leon Dawson Marks. Colonel Leon Dawson Marks was an attorney, newspaper publisher, and Confederate Colonel, commanding the the 27th Louisiana Infantry Regiment during the campaign and siege of Vicksburg. Marks was mortally wounded during the siege of Vicksburg; but was brought to Shreveport where he died. His funeral was attended by Lt. General Edmund Kirby Smith and Major General Richard Taylor and their staffs. Marks was born in Bayou Sara (St. Francisville), Louisiana, in 1829 and died on September 23, 1863.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Confederate Colonel Leon Dawson Marks image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
3. Confederate Colonel Leon Dawson Marks
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 3, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 3, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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