Fort Butler
Donaldsonville, LA

Contributors:
1. William Bozic, Houston, TX, July 2011
2. Webmaster, May 2000


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Links:
1.
Battle at Fort Butler
2. Fort Butler - Wikipedia
3. American Civil War Stories: Fort Butler Donaldsonville
4. Eyewitness Report on the Battle of Fort Butler
5. The Battle of Fort Butler

6. Historic Fort Butler Commemorative Site

Fort Butler is located on SH-18 in the Historic District

Information:
Donaldsonville Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourist Information Center
714 Railroad Avenue
Donaldsonville, LA 70346
Telephone: 225-473-4814
www.dvillecoc.org

   

(5-2000)  Enlarge Fort Butler information sign

  

(5-2000) United Daughters of the Confederacy Fort Butler Monument, dedicated June 27, 1999

     

(7-2011) Enlarge Obverse CSA Monument at Fort Butler
 
This monument has the text of a portion of a speech made by a lady in the Virginia Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and a partial list of the CSA troops from Texas and Arizona who died in the assault on Federal Fort Butler
 
Their names and units are:

4th Texas Mounted Volunteers
Co. A. Cartwright, Norval D., Lt.
Co. G. Stevens, M., Cpl.

5th Texas Mounted Volunteers
Co. A. Henderson, Wm., Pvt.
Co. D. Ragsdale, D.H., Capt.
Shelton, H.B., Pvt.
Coon, S.N., bugler
Co. F. Wilkenson, Jas., Pvt.
Co. G. Bridges, Ed J., Pvt.
Co. H Barnett, J., Pvt.
Co. I Dobbin, J.H., Pvt.
Co. K Long, James W. Pvt.

7th Texas Mounted Volunteers
Co. D Roach, B.J., Pvt.
Co. E Davis, R.B., Pvt.
Austin, T.J., Pvt.
Morgan, W.F., Sgt.
Co. F Barker, W.F., Pvt.
Co. G King, Alfred, Pvt.
Co. H Avery, T.G., Pvt.
Co. K House, P.M., Pvt.

3rd Arizona Cavalry
Staff Phillips, Joseph, Col.
Co. A McLean, A.M., Pvt.
Co. C Walker, W.K., Lt.
Vann, Sgt.
Co. E Whitener, John, Pvt.
Co. F. Kennedy, Henry, Capt.
Roan, William B., 3rd It.
Malone, James W., Pvt.
Stilwell, Newton C., Pvt.
Renfro, Thomas, Pvt.
Robertson, Mitchell, Pvt.
Co. H. Holand, W.L. Sgt

(7-2011) Enlarge Reverse CSA Monument at Fort Butler

The text of a poem is written on the reverse of the CSA Monument at Fort Butler. This poem is all the more touching because the CSA dead were buried in a mass grave because the request made after the battle for the Confederates to recover their dead for proper burial was denied.

Tenderly bury the fair young dead
Pausing to drop on his grave a tear;
Carve on the wooden slab at his head
Somebody's darling is buried here.
-Marie LeCaste

     
 

(5-2000) View of the monument and parking area from the Mississippi River levee

 

(5-2000) Approximate location of the Powder Magazine at left center near the two signs

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