Donaldsonville in Ascension Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Fort Butler African American Soldiers Memorial
"We are still anxious as we have ever been to show the world that the latent courage of the African is aroused, and that , while fighting under the American Flag, we can and will be a wall of fire and death to the enimies of this country, our birthplace."
Captian James H. Ingraham
1st Regiment of the Louisiana Native Guards
"This fortification is a symbol of the African American contribution to their own freedom. Not only did black hands construct this citadel, but African American soldiers helped in its defense."
Donald S. Frazier
Lest we Forget
Location. 30° 6.475′ N, 90° 59.474′ W. Marker is in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, in Ascension Parish. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Mississippi Street (State Highway 18) and Iberville Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Donaldsonville LA 70346, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Butler UDC Monument (here, next to this marker); Walter Lemann, Sr. Pumping Station (a few steps from this marker); Donaldsonville Bayou Lafourche (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Donaldsonville (approx. ¼ mile away); Francis T. Nicholls (approx. ¼ mile away); War Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Bicentennial Jazz Plaza (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Donaldsonville.
Also see . . . Fort Butler Memorial. Donaldsonville Chief (Submitted on July 27, 2015.)
Categories. • African Americans • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2015. This page has been viewed 284 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 24, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.