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East Feliciana Parish Louisiana Historical Markers

 
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January 29, 2016
Clinton Courthouse Marker
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Clinton — Clinton Courthouse
This courthouse, built in 1840, is one of the architectural treasures of the state. The present building replaced a wooden courthouse that dated from 1825-26, which was burned in March, 1839. This is one of the oldest courthouses in Louisiana which . . . — Map (db m92418) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Clinton — Courthouse and Lawyers' Row Historic District
Courthouse and Lawyers' Row Historic District has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America 1974 Heritage . . . — Map (db m92413) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Clinton — Lawyers' Row
Constructed ca. 1840-1865. Outstanding group of early 19th century Classical style offices. Early occupants were noted for their contributions to the political and judicial history of the area and the state. (plaque) Alexander Stirling . . . — Map (db m92419) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Clinton — St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
First Episcopal services in Clinton conducted in 1842 by Rev. William B. Lacey, president of College of Louisiana at Jackson. Parish organized in 1852. Rev. Frederick Dean was first resident priest. Present church dates from 1871. . . . — Map (db m92420) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Jackson — Battle of Jackson — Monday August 3, 1863 — Station One
In the late evening of August 3, 1863, Col. John L. Logan's Confederate cavalry (500 men), approached from the northwest by way of the Jackson-Woodville Road. Their scouts soon subdued the Federal pickets with the aid of local . . . — Map (db m108639) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Jackson — Battle of Jackson — Monday August 3, 1863 — Station Three
As the Confederates kept up the pressure on the retreating Federals in the ravine to your distant front {1}, Sergeant Willis W. Davis of West Feliciana was killed near this intersection {2} while leading an attack at the side of Colonel . . . — Map (db m108664) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Jackson — Battle of Jackson — Monday August 3, 1863 — Station Four
As the remaining gun of the 2nd Vermont rumbled by this point, hotly pursued by Confederate cavalry {1}, the main body of Federal infantry and cavalry {2} made its way, under Confederate pressure, through the woods and ravine and reached . . . — Map (db m108671) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Jackson — Burial Site of Lt. Col. John C. McKowen
Lt. Col. McKowen, 1st. La. Cavalry, C.S.A., who on June 3, 1863, with 5 men captured Brig. Gen. Neal Dow near here. Dow was later exchanged for Brig. Gen. W.H.F. Lee, son of Gen. Robert E. Lee. A former mayor of Portland, Me. Dow ran for president . . . — Map (db m85778) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Jackson — Centenary College's Main Academic Building
Constructed between 1855 and 1857, the Main Academic Building had four stories and contained classrooms, offices, meeting halls, a gymnasium, an observatory (until 1870), and an auditorium that could seat 2,000 people in the central portion of the . . . — Map (db m108620) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Jackson — Centenary State Historic Site — "The Cemetery"
Centenary College minutes dated October 7, 1861 read, "Students have all gone to war. College suspended and God help the right." From 1861 to 1866 the college remained closed. Both Union and Confederate troops used and misused college buildings and . . . — Map (db m85521) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Jackson — Centenary State Historic Site — "The East Wing Dormitory"
The East Wing dormitory was the first of the campus structures to be built. Built between 1832 and 1833, the building was designed by Captain Delafield, and constructed by Alexander Smith of Wilkinson County, Mississippi at a cost of $14,000.00 . . . — Map (db m108617) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Jackson — Centenary State Historic Site — "The Professor's Cottage"
The Professor's Cottage was built in 1898 and rented to a professor and his family for about $125 per year. It was one of the faculty houses owned by the college, which included another cottage that was identical to it located approximately 40 . . . — Map (db m108618) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Jackson — Feliciana Courthouse — (1816-1824)
Jackson became the seat of justice for Feliciana Parish by Act of Legislature, Jan., 1815. Public town square donated by James Ficklin and John Horton. In active use until parish divided into East and West Feliciana in February, 1824. — Map (db m85776) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Jackson — First European Settlers
The domination of Europeans over this section of Louisiana is divided into five epochs: French----1717 to 1763 British----1763 to 1779 Spanish----1779 to 1810 Independent*----Sept.10 to Dec. 7 United States----1810 *Republic of West . . . — Map (db m85780) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Jackson — Jackson
Founded as seat of justice for Feliciana Parish, 1815. College of Louisiana founded here, 1825. Became Centenary College, 1845. State insane asylum founded here, 1847. Historic district on National Register of Historic Places. — Map (db m91969) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Jackson — Linwood
1 mile SW. Built c. 1848 by Albert G. Carter. A portion of Sarah Morgan Dawson's A Confederate Girl's Diary was written here. Bombardment of Port Hudson and other events at Linwood are described in this important Civil War source. . . . — Map (db m93427) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Jackson — Methodist Church — Jackson, LA ca 1854
Host to Mississippi Conference in 1854. The Gothic building with a Revival basilica, slave gallery, windows depicting cross and crown of thorns, has served its congregation 140 years. — Map (db m85820) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Jackson — Original Feliciana Courthouse — Built in 1816
And used for that purpose until the division of the Parish into East and West Feliciana in 1824. This building has been owned by the Jackson Assembly since 1969. — Map (db m93350) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Jackson — Republic of West Florida — Bicentennial — 1810-2010
This stop on the Old Republic Trail honors the wildly independent, freedom loving settlers of Spanish West Florida's Districts of Feliciana, Baton Rouge, St. Helena and St. Ferdinand for their remarkable role in Louisiana history.

These . . . — Map (db m108626) HM

Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Jackson — Site of Battle of Jackson Crossroads
At noon, June 20, 1863, at the crossroads, a long Union wagon train, escorted by 300 cavalry and 500 infantry, from the 52nd. Mass, Vols., the 2nd. Rhode Island, and Grierson's 7th Ill. cavalry, was ambushed by a Confederate battalion of La. and . . . — Map (db m108615) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Port Hudson — Confederate Tunnel
"Colonel Johnson had galleries dug under his breastworks through which his men could crawl into the outer ditch and sharp shoot from that..." Lieutenant Howard C. Wright Company C 30th Louisiana Infantry Regiment In order to have safe . . . — Map (db m100640) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Port Hudson — Exterior Rifle Pit
"I had a small flanking pit constructed on the outside or rather under my works, and on the left thereof, and from which I continued a deadly fire until he [the enemy] left the ditch. This pit was subterranean and could not be seen from the . . . — Map (db m100641) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Port Hudson — Flag of Truce
"At this junction what was supposed to be a flag of truce was raised, and the rebels, thinking it was a signal for a cessation of hostilities, ceased firing along the line, during which the regiment sought and secured a safer position not quite . . . — Map (db m100643) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Port Hudson — Fort Desperate
"...so terrible had been the fighting....that the position was called Fort Desperate." Colonel Benjamin W. Johnson 15th Arkansas Infantry Regiment Commander of Fort Desperate Not a fort but a defensive earthwork called a . . . — Map (db m97268) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Port Hudson — Fort Desperate Artillery
"Seeing Colonel Steadman's right wing...heavily pressed and in danger of being flanked, I ordered Lieutenant Edrington to open upon him [advancing Union forces] with shrapnel and shell. He fired with great rapidity, coolness and precision" . . . — Map (db m100637) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Port Hudson — Port Hudson
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Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Port Hudson — Sharpshooter Tower
"At the same time the approaches to Fort Desperate were checked by deadly fire of the Arkansas marksmen there, who, perched up in their sharpshooter tower, could fire down into every part of the enemy's ditch, which had now been brought within . . . — Map (db m100638) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Port Hudson — Subterranean Torpedoes
"...as an additional security against assault, now that the enemy had approached so near, I had a number of 8, 10, and 13-inch shells planted in the scrap wall of ditches as "torpedoes" and connected them by means of wires, with the interior of . . . — Map (db m97320) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Port Hudson — U.S. Navy 32 Pounder Gun
Marker 1 32-pounder guns were the smallest standard "sea-coast" cannon and among the smallest "ship-borne" cannon in 1861. These cannon were made of iron, were designed with smoothbore barrels, and were intended to throw solid shot at long . . . — Map (db m96867) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Port Hudson — U.S. Navy 42-Pounder Gun, Model 1816 On Barbette Carriage
Both the U.S. Army and Navy started using 42-pounder cannons early in the 19th century. They were among the largest cannons in use at that time. Due to their great size and weight, these cannons were used only at established forts and on the . . . — Map (db m86234) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Port Hudson — U.S. Navy 8 - Inch Shell Gun
Marker 1 In 1822, Lieutenant Colonel Paixhan, of the French artillery, submitted a plan for using long-chambered cannon at slight elevations to throw large heavy shells at a long range in the same way as solid shot. Other countries, . . . — Map (db m96897) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Port Hudson — Union Batteries 7 and 8
"...a cleared space was found, overlooking deep ravines in which trees had been chopped down and left as they fell, and on the opposite side of which the newly thrown up works of the enemy (Fort Desperate) were plainly visible. The two leading . . . — Map (db m97263) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Port Hudson — Union Battery No. 1
"...they (the Federals) threw up rifle pits all around my works, distant about two hundred and fifty yards, and all of these, aided by artillery, he kept up a terrible and steady fire upon every part of my position..." -- Colonel . . . — Map (db m97259) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Port Hudson — Union Battery No. 6
"With admirable celebrity the pioneers (trail blazers) opened up the roads and Capt. Duryea brought up the division artillery and within fifteen minutes after driving him (Confederate skirmishers) in, our batteries were answering his guns from . . . — Map (db m100645) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Port Hudson — Union Sap
"...on the front of another division commander, I find another serpentine approach, which has been dug very wide, and yet could not admit more than four or five men abreast. It ends near the rebel parapet..." Lieutenant Colonel Edward . . . — Map (db m98772) HM
Louisiana (East Feliciana Parish), Port Hudson — Union Trench
"...he [attacking Union troops] moved...up to my ditch again, and by digging a small place, or bank that intervened between the head of the ravine and the said ditch [the exterior ditch surrounding Fort Desperate]. which was not more than one . . . — Map (db m100642) HM

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