The Washington Artillery Park

The Washington Artillery Park (HMGDX)

Location: New Orleans, LA 70116 Orleans Parish
Country: United States of America
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N 29° 57.419', W 90° 3.733'

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— American Revolution Bicentennial: 1776-1976 —

[Panel 1]:
On and near this site since 1718 has centered the military activities of both regular and citizen soldiers of France, Spain, the Confederacy and the United States. On either side were the redoubts forming the "Great Battery" which crisscrossed its fires with those of Fort San Carlos (Ft. St. Charles) at the foot of Esplanade Ave. and of Fort San Luis (Ft. St. Louis) at the river end of Canal Street. One block down river is the lot used as an artillery park for Spanish, French and American cannons. From here and from Place Darmer across the street the cannoniers, bombardiers of France, the Royal Artillery of Spain, the Battalion D'Artillerie D'Orleans, and for the last 100 years, the Washington Artillery (141st Field Artillery) have fired the salutes welcoming distinguished visitors to the Crescent City. To them and to their worthy successors this park is dedicated.
[The tiger logo of the "Battalion Washington Artillery" is at the top of the marker.]

[Panel 2]:
The Washington Artillery
(141st Field Artillery)
Organized May 1838
Service with General Zachary Taylor, Texas August-November 1846
Service with General Taylor in Texas-Mexico 1848
Service Confederate Army May 1861 to May 1866
Spanish-American War
Mexican Border June 1910 to Feb. 1917
WWI April 1917 to May 1919
WWII Jan. 1941 to Dec. 1945
Emergency and Disaster Service Many Times.

CIVIL WAR
First Manassas
Peninsula
Second Manassas
Shiloh
Sharpsburg
Fredericksburg
Chancellorsville
Gettysburg
Chickamauga
Petersburg
Wilderness
Spotsylvannia
Murfreesborough
Appomatox


WORLD WAR II
Algeria - French Morocco
Anzio
Ardennes - Alsace
Central Europe
Naples - Foggia
Normandy
North Appennines
Northern France
Po Valley
Rhineland
Rome-Arno
Sicily
Southern France
Tunisia

"TRY US"
[The tiger logo of the "Battalion Washington Artillery" is at the top of the marker.]
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HM NumberHMGDX
Series This marker is part of the The Spirit of 76, America's Bicentennial Celebration series
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Year Placed1976
Placed ByBattalion Washington Artillery
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 6:35am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 783527 N 3317650
Decimal Degrees29.95698333, -90.06221667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 57.419', W 90° 3.733'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 57' 25.14" N, 90° 3' 43.98" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)504
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 700-768 Decatur St, New Orleans LA 70116, US
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