Oakland Cemetery

Tour Stop 3 - Colonel Leon Dawson Marks

Colonel Leon Dawson Marks was an attorney, newspaper publisher, and Confederate colonel, commanding the the 27th Louisiana Infantry Regiment during the campaign and siege of Vicksburg. Marks was mortally wounded during the siege of Vicksburg; but was brought to Shreveport where he died. His funeral was attended by Lt. General Edmund Kirby Smith and Maj. General Richard Taylor and their staffs. Marks was born in Bayou Sara (St. Francisville), Louisiana, in 1829 and died on September 23, 1863.

Col Leon Marks