New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Battle of Liberty Place Monument
“September 14th 1874”
[ inscriptions, west face, base :]
In honor of those Americans on both sides who died in the Battle of Liberty Place
Members of the Metropolitan Police:
John H. H. Camp John Kennedy Edward Simon J.F. Clermont J.E. Koehler William Thornton David Fisher James McManus Rudolphe Zipple Armsted Hill Michael OKeefe
A conflict of the past that should teach us lessons for the future.
[inscriptions, west face, upper:]
Sept. 14, 1874
Col. W. J. Behan Major W. E. Huger Capt. W. T. Vaudry, Sec. A Capt. Geo. H. Lord, Sec. B Capt. S. H. Buck, Sec. C Capt. Arch Mitchell, Sec. D Capt. R. B. Pleasants, Sec. E Capt. Thos. McIntyre, Sec. F Capt. D. M. Kilpatrick, Sec. G Capt. R. S. Dennee, 2 Ward Capt. J. R. Selleck, 3 Ward Capt. Geo. W. Dupre, 6 Ward Capt. O. M. Tennison, 7 Ward Capt. Edw. Flood, 10 Ward Capt. F. M. Andress, 11 Ward Capt. C. H. Allen, 6 Dist. League Capt. A. B. Phillips, Washn. League Capt. Chas. Vautier, St. Jno. League
[inscriptions, east face:]
A. Bozonier Michael Betz Chas. Brulard Jas. Crossin
[inscriptions, south face:]
Sept. 14, 1874
Col. Jno. G. Angell Major Jas. O. Hill Major Jno. Augustin Major G. LeGardeur Capt. Euclid Borland, A Co. Capt. Frank McGloin, B Co. Capt. ? Blanchard, C Co. Capt. A. Roman, D Co. Lt. F. L. Richardson, E Co.
Capt. Jno. Glynn, Jr. Capt. H. D. Coleman Capt. J. P. Macheca Lt. E. A. Guibet
[inscriptions, north face:]
La. State Executives
Sept. 14, 1874
Lt. Gov Davidson B. Penn Col. E. J. Ellis, Adj. Gen Major E. A. Burke Capt. W. B. Krumbhaar Major Gen. Fred N. Ogden
Col. T. L. Shute, Adjt. Gen. Col. Jas. Buckner Col. F. R. Southmayd Col. J. N. Payne Col. Sam Flower Col. Wm. A. Bell Col. Walter Hare Col. J. Dickson Bruns, M.D. Col. J. B. Walton Col. Fred Holyland Col. Geo. A. Williams
Erected 1891 by City of New Orleans.
Location. Marker Touch for map. The monument was between Iberville Street and the railroad/streetcar right-of-way, one block north of Canal Street and the entrance to the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. Marker was in this post office area: New Orleans LA 70130, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Gαlvez Monument (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Canal Street Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); United States Customhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); 114 Magazine Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bienville Monument (approx. Ό mile away); Banks Arcade (approx. Ό mile away); U.S. Branch Bank (approx. Ό mile away); Jean Adrien Delpit House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia: Battle of Liberty Place. ...In 1891, a year after the Democratic legislature passed a new constitution that essentially disfranchised most blacks, the city government, by then representing only its white constituents, (Submitted on August 22, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Reconstruction: a state divided. (Submitted on August 22, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Removal of the first of four New Orleans Confederate monuments begins with Liberty Place. "The Battle of Liberty Place monument was driven away in pieces around 5:35 a.m. Monday (April 24, 2017). Only a concrete base remained." (Submitted on April 24, 2017.)
1. Monument removed in middle of night.
Continuing the PC world we live in, this monument was removed to a warehouse by the City of New Orleans. Workers who took the monument down today were wearing bulletproof vests, military-style helmets and scarves that obscured their faces. Police were also on hand. The mayor commented "we will no longer allow the Confederacy to literally be put on a pedestal in the heart of our city."
Another great reason for this website capturing markers and monuments before they are removed, stolen or destroyed.
— Submitted April 24, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
Additional keywords. insurrection; race riot; coup d'etat; "The largest street fight in American history"; John McEnery; Gen. James Longstreet; Gov. William Pitt Kellogg; carpetbaggers; law enforcement; freedmen.
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights • Politics •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 7,118 times since then and 3,360 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 22, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 6. submitted on February 9, 2014, by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. 7, 8, 9. submitted on August 23, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.