Open main menu

Wikimedia Commons β

Category:Army of Tennessee, Louisiana Division monument, Metairie Cemetery

The Army of Tennessee, Louisiana Division monument is one of the most famous sights in Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

It it is a monumental tomb of Confederate soldiers of the American Civil War.

The monument includes two notable works by sculptor Alexander Doyle (1857 - 1922):

1) Atop the tomb is a 1877 equestrian statue of General Albert Sidney Johnston on his horse "Fire-eater", holding binoculars in his right hand.

2) To the right of the entrance to the tomb is a 1885 life size statue represents a Confederate officer about to read the roll of the dead during the American Civil War. The statue is said to have been modeled after Sergeant William Brunet of the Louisiana Guard Battery, but is intended to symbolically represent all Confederate soldiers.

General Johnson was for a time entombed here but the remains were later removed to Texas. The most famous individual entombed here is General P.G.T. Beauregard.

Media in category "Army of Tennessee, Louisiana Division monument, Metairie Cemetery"

The following 11 files are in this category, out of 11 total.