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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lake Providence, Louisiana

 
Clickable Map of East Carroll Parish, Louisiana and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg East Carroll Parish, LA (13) Madison Parish, LA (21) Richland Parish, LA (4) West Carroll Parish, LA (18) Chicot County, AR (16) Issaquena County, MS (3) Warren County, MS (486)  EastCarrollParish(13) East Carroll Parish (13)  MadisonParish(21) Madison Parish (21)  RichlandParish(4) Richland Parish (4)  WestCarrollParish(18) West Carroll Parish (18)  ChicotCountyArkansas(16) Chicot County (16)  IssaquenaCountyMississippi(3) Issaquena County (3)  WarrenCounty(486) Warren County (486)
Lake Providence is the parish seat for East Carroll Parish
Lake Providence is in East Carroll Parish
      East Carroll Parish (13)  
ADJACENT TO EAST CARROLL PARISH
      Madison Parish (21)  
      Richland Parish (4)  
      West Carroll Parish (18)  
      Chicot County, Arkansas (16)  
      Issaquena County, Mississippi (3)  
      Warren County, Mississippi (486)  
 
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1Louisiana (East Carroll Parish), Lake Providence — Battle for the Mississippi: The Vicksburg Campaign
Left side The fall of New Orleans in April 1862, capped the beginning of an 18-month drive to control Vicksburg and the Mississippi River. The fight for this strategic location was arduous. Vicksburg, sitting high atop . . . Map (db m90404) HM
2Louisiana (East Carroll Parish), Lake Providence — Farming By Hand
The earliest farming implements used in Louisiana were simple tools. Before tractors and other mechanized farm equipment changed the way people picked cotton, workers spent long hours in the hot Louisiana sun, chopping with hoes and digging . . . Map (db m170559) HM
3Louisiana (East Carroll Parish), Lake Providence — Farming With Plows
The four most common plows in the history of Southern agriculture are the walking plow, the sulky plow, the gang plow, and the tractor plow. The walking plow, usually pulled by mules, was guided by a plow man, who walked behind the implement and . . . Map (db m170579) HM
4Louisiana (East Carroll Parish), Lake Providence — Gin Office
Many twentieth century commercial gins had a separate building, or office, for weighing cotton and record keeping. Every customers wagon was weighed upon entering (full of cotton) and when leaving (empty) the gin yard. The weight was recorded on a . . . Map (db m168478) HM
5Louisiana (East Carroll Parish), Lake Providence — Grant's Canal
In early 1863 Federal General U.S. Grant dug a canal here connecting the Mississippi River and Lake Providence. This attempt to use bayous and rivers to bypass Vicksburg failed.Map (db m90201) HM
6Louisiana (East Carroll Parish), Lake Providence — Grant's March Through Louisiana
Marker middle Winter Quarters Winter Quarters, the country home of Haller and Julia Nutt, is the only plantation home along Lake Saint Joseph that survived the Vicksburg campaign. The Nutts were Union sympathizers who . . . Map (db m90405) HM
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7Louisiana (East Carroll Parish), Lake Providence — Hood Home Plantation
Contemplative family occupied home plantation says the antebellum period. Originally built in a dogtrot style, the house had front and back porches that were social gathering places, like most plantation homes built during the same period. The . . . Map (db m170524) HM
8Louisiana (East Carroll Parish), Lake Providence — Lake Providence Confederate Monument1861 - 1865
To our Confederate SoldiersMap (db m90259) WM
9Louisiana (East Carroll Parish), Lake Providence — Soldiers' Rest
In early 1863, Union troops commanded by Gen. U.S. Grant dug a canal connecting the Mississippi River and Lake Providence. They camped in an area known as "Soldiers' Rest," which provided a temporary home.Map (db m89783) HM
10Louisiana (East Carroll Parish), Lake Providence — The Barn
The barn was the center of farm activity. It was used to store hay and corn for the animals. The barn was used to store the cotton crop until there was a sufficient amount to fill a wagon and bring to the gin. It also provided shelter for farm . . . Map (db m168984) HM
 
 
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Nov. 28, 2022