One of the most important maps of the Civil War was also one of the most visually striking: a map of the slaveholding states, which clearly illustrates the varying concentrations of slaves across the South. Abraham Lincoln loved the map and consulted it often; it even appears in a famous 1864 painting of the president and his cabinet.
Confederate monument marks the grave of the remains of 600 Confederate soldiers that the Ladies Benevolent Association had gathered. Dedicated in 1874, it is the oldest Civil War memorial in New Orleans. Atop this memorial stands the statue of a soldier. Beneath him are marble busts of Generals Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, Leonidas Polk, and Albert Sidney Johnston.