Fort Butler African American Soldiers Memorial

Fort Butler African American Soldiers Memorial (HM1M80)

Location: Donaldsonville, LA 70346 Ascension Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 6.475', W 90° 59.474'

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"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

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"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
Assistant Professor
McMurry University
Abilene, Texas

Lest we Forget
HM NumberHM1M80
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, July 27th, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 693550 N 3332445
Decimal Degrees30.10791667, -90.99123333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 6.475', W 90° 59.474'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 6' 28.5" N, 90° 59' 28.44" W
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Area Code(s)225, 985
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-169 LA-18, Donaldsonville LA 70346, US
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