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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Louisiana State Memorial

 
 
Louisiana State Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
1. Louisiana State Memorial
The front of the monument has the inscription "Louisiana - July 1,2,3 - 1863." The sculptor for the monument was Donald DeLue, who also worked on the nearby Mississippi Monument.
Inscription. (Front Marker Stone):
This memorial was erected by the State of Louisiana to honor her sons who fought and died at Gettysburg July 1-2-3, 1863. In particular it memorializes the 2300 infantrymen of Hays and Nicholl's Louisiana Brigades, the cannoneers in the Washington Artillery of New Orleans, and those in the Louisiana Guard, Madison and Donaldsonville Artillery Batteries.

(Back of Stone):
This memorial is presented to the
Gettysburg National Military Park
by the
State of Louisiana
under the administration of
The Honorable John J. McKeithen
Governor State of Louisiana
Honorable Lamar Gibson
Director Louisiana State Parks and Recreation Commission
and the
Gettysburg Memorial Commission
(List of Commission Members)

 
Erected 1971 by State of Louisiana.
 
Location. 39° 48.178′ N, 77° 15.35′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on West Confederate Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on Seminary Ridge, in front of the Pitzer's Woods section, in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Front Marker Stone image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
2. Front Marker Stone
within walking distance of this marker. Eshleman's Battalion (a few steps from this marker); Squires's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion (a few steps from this marker); Wofford's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Miller's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Barksdale's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Richardson's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Mississippi (within shouting distance of this marker); Barksdale's Charge (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Louisiana State Monument. Gettysburg Daily article. (Submitted on December 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Dedication Plaque on Back of Marker Stone image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
3. Dedication Plaque on Back of Marker Stone
Detail of the Soldier at Rest image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
4. Detail of the Soldier at Rest
Angle Overlooking the Soldier image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
5. Angle Overlooking the Soldier
Looking at the monument from the east side.
Detail of the Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
6. Detail of the Monument
Louisiana State Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2001
7. Louisiana State Memorial
Detail of the Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
8. Detail of the Monument
The work of Donald DeLue is rather evident comparing at the feet of the soldiers on the Mississippi and Louisiana monuments.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,096 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   7. submitted on November 19, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   8. submitted on October 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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