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Col. Charles Didier Dreux - New Orleans, LA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member scrambler390
N 29° 58.237 W 090° 05.615
15R E 780460 N 3319084
Quick Description: Bust of Col. Dreux, the first Officer from Louisiana killed in the American Civil War.
Location: Louisiana, United States
Date Posted: 7/10/2011 1:36:11 PM
Waymark Code: WMC09X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member sfwife
Views: 4

Long Description:
This bust is located in the center ground of the Jefferson Davis Parkway in New Orleans, very close to the Canal Street intersection. Bust and base in very good condition. Well marked and easy to find. Col. Dreux was the first Louisiana Confederate field officer to be killed in battle. Commanded Dreux's (1st) Batallion, composed of the first five companies that volunteered from Louisiana. Died at Young's Mill (Warwick, Virginia, now Newport News, Virigina) while on a failed mission to capture Union officers who often ate breakfast at Smith's Farm. Dreux was Descended from King Louis VI of France.
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