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Caddo Parish Confederate Monument

501 Texas St, Shreveport, LA 71101-5401
+1 318-218-9634
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Forever baffled that it's in front of a courthouse and not in a cemetery or art museum.

While it's an important entry into the catalog of "Lost Cause" artwork that sprung up between... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2018
linnybro
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Shreveport, Louisiana
Had to see it before political correctness takes it down

In front - North side - of the courthouse. A granite monument to Confederate Leaders. You can... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
JoFlatlander
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Olathe , KS
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501 Texas St, Shreveport, LA 71101-5401
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

While it's an important entry into the catalog of "Lost Cause" artwork that sprung up between 1900-1960 as a direct response to black people gaining more rights, its placement in front of the Caddo Courthouse creates a very odd dichotomy and for many undermines the...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

In front - North side - of the courthouse. A granite monument to Confederate Leaders. You can still see the embossed names a bit, but time has worn off some of the stone.More

Thank JoFlatlander
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catmomma4332016, Protector at Caddo Parish Confederate Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Thank you for your kind review. It is patriots like you that understand that monuments erected by Daughters of the Confederacy are to be considered as important and reverant as grave markers. Unlike the soldiers that fought and died for the North, Confederate dead were...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Dirty, vandalized, broken monument. The United Daughters of the Confederacy have neglected it terribly.More

8  Thank Debbie H
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catmomma4332016, Protector at Caddo Parish Confederate Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

You have an agenda against the Daughters of the Confederacy by making such a comment about this magnificent monument. This sculpture has been tenderly cared for over the past 113 years and recently was cleaned and restored at a cost of over $10,000. It is...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Nice to see a confederate monument that hasn't been taken down due to some ridiculous political agenda. Ok, that's all the politics I'm gonna bring in to the review. Seriously, it's a nice monument and the court house grounds in general are something to look...More

3  Thank Five_Aces_Tx
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catmomma4332016, Protector at Caddo Parish Confederate Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Thank you for your kind review. It is patriots like you that understand that monuments erected by Daughters of the Confederacy are to be considered as important and reverant as grave markers. Unlike the soldiers that fought and died for the North, Confederate dead were...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

This is a magnificent monument which commemorates those who fell fighting for a cause they believed in during the American Civil War. It combines busts of Lee, Jackson, Beauregard and Brig. Gen. Henry W Allen war time Governor of Louisiana 1864-65. According to the National...More

2  Thank ashuk
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catmomma4332016, Protector at Caddo Parish Confederate Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Thank you for your kind review. It is patriots like you that understand that monuments erected by Daughters of the Confederacy are to be considered as important and reverant as grave markers. Unlike the soldiers that fought and died for the North, Confederate dead were...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent historical monument. Marks end of war in Louisiana. Parking is not easy but court house lawn is lovely.More

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catmomma4332016, Protector at Caddo Parish Confederate Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Thank you for your kind review. It is important for all monuments to history be revered, good and bad, so that future generations can learn from what happened before them. It is a fact that the land battles of The War Between The States ended...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2017

As Condoleeza Rice once stated "you can't erase history". It is what it is. I realize some folks have an issue with Confederate monuments, but how do we explain to our children that if they want to change history- they can. Instead, let's teach our...More

4  Thank rdavos
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catmomma4332016, Protector at Caddo Parish Confederate Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Thank you for your review of our monument. Soviet Premier Lennin once said that "if we deny the masses their history, then we can control them in the future". I know that you will agree that it is important for all monuments to history be...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2017

Stopped here to take a quick picture and read about this monument which sits in front of the courthouse. Quick but interesting stop.More

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catmomma4332016, Protector at Caddo Parish Confederate Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Thank you for your kind review. It is important for all monuments to history be revered, good and bad, so that future generations can learn from what happened before them. It is a fact that the land battles of The War Between The States ended...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The monument is in front of the Caddo Parish Courthouse. On the top of the monument stands single Confederate soldier. On the four corners are the monument are the busts of four Confederate generals. Depending on the light they can be difficult to impossible to...More

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catmomma4332016, Protector at Caddo Parish Confederate Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Thank you for your kind review of our monument. The other bust is General Lee and General Allen. Allen was from Shreveport and was the war time governor of Louisiana and the state Capitol temporaraily moved here near the end of the war. The last...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We wanted to pay a visit to this site during our stay in Shreveport. One of the most beautiful and significant places in this city, it honors the fallen and the roll women played during the Civil War. The Courthouse building's architectural style is also...More

2  Thank sumanuta
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catmomma4332016, Protector at Caddo Parish Confederate Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Thank you for your kind review. It is patriots like you that understand that monuments erected by Daughters of the Confederacy are to be considered as important and reverant as grave markers. Unlike the soldiers that fought and died for the North, Confederate dead were...More

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gerrib500
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Response from catmomma4332016 | Property representative |
I live in Shreveport, not sure why it says New Orleans. The monument is open at all times since it is in the middle of downtown on the courthouse square, BUT I would not go there after dark. Sometimes it has good lighting... More
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