• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Louisiana Memorial

Closeup of Louisiana Memorial

Closeup of Louisiana Memorial

Photo courtesy of Wade Barnes

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Louisiana Memorial

Louisiana Memorial

Photo courtesy of Wade Barnes

The Louisiana State Memorial is located on Confederate Avenue at milepost 11.9 of the park tour road near the intersection of Pemberton Boulevard. Construction started on July 10, 1919, and the memorial was dedicated on October 18, 1920. It was finished at a final cost of $43,500 which included three off site relief portraits. The memorial was transferred to the Federal Government by Louisiana Governor Parker. It contains an 81 foot Doric Column, topped by a brazier of granite with "eternal flame." The monument stands on the highest point in Vicksburg National Military Park at 397 feet above sea level. "Louisiana" is displayed on the front of the memorial and a list of the organizations involved in the Campaign and Siege of Vicksburg appears around its base along the sides.

 
Landscape view of Battery DeGolyer
Landscape view of Louisiana Memorial from Battery DeGolyer
Photo courtesy of Wade Barnes

Did You Know?

Old Douglas Headstone, Cedar Hill Cemetery

The 43d Mississippi Infantry's mascot, Douglas the Camel, remained with the regiment until Vicksburg where he was killed by Union sharpshooters. Douglas is honored with his own grave marker in Vicksburg's Cedar Hill Cemetery.