Laurel in Franklin County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Brigadier General CSA Francis Asbury Shoup
Remembered for service in Confederate States of America army, 1861-1865, and "Shoupade" fortification design; fought in battles of Shiloh, Vicksburg, and Atlanta. Advocated recruitment of African Americans for CSA army. After the war, he was a university professor, published author, and Episcopal rector.
Born near present-day Laurel 1834. Attended Indiana Asbury University, Greencastle. Graduated 1855 from United States Military Academy at West Point. Served in Federal army 1855-1860; resigned to pursue law career. In Indianapolis circa 1860. Died 1896; buried at Sewanee University Cemetery, Tennessee.
Erected 2006 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Franklin County Historical Society, and Indiana Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans. (Marker Number 24.2006.1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers, and the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
Location. 39° 30.259′ N, 85° 11.071′ W. Marker is in Laurel, Indiana, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road 121 and High Street, on the left when traveling north on State Road 121. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Whetzel Trace (1818-1823) (approx. half a mile away); Ben Franklin III (approx. 4.7 miles away); Metamora Grist Mill (approx. 4.7 miles away); Canal Front Dry Goods Store (approx. 4.8 miles away); Jenks and Martindale Grocery (approx. 4.8 miles away); Metamora Masonic Lodge (approx. 4.8 miles away); Van Camp's Store (approx. 4.8 miles away); Martindale Hotel (approx. 4.8 miles away).
Also see . . . IHB Annotations. The Indiana Historical Bureau provides annotations for the text of the marker on their website. (Submitted on July 19, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
1. Marker Replaced
The marker was damaged beyond repair by a vehicle in the summer of 2013. A new marker identical to the previous one was installed in May 2014 in the same location.
— Submitted June 22, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 448 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 19, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.