The 77-year-old Port Hudson Confederate Soldiers Monument finally has a permanent home, after five years in storage, at least for the next 100 years. I attended the rededication ceremony yesterday, Dec. 8, which was held at 108 Borskey Lane, west of Zachary, La. That is the residence of Keith Bauer, who said he had leased the plot of land for the monument to the Louisiana Division United Daughters of the Confederacy, owner of the monument, for 100 years. Originally dedicated in 1930 on the site of the surrender ,the monument had to be moved 5 years ago because the location had become overgrown with brush and the property owner wanted it moved. Negotiations with the State Office of Parks to move it to Port Hudson State Historic Site were unsuccessful, so it was put into storage until Mr. and Mrs. Bauer offered their property as a location. Its new location is only a quarter mile away from the original site and is at the site of the old town of Port Hudson, which is part of the original battlefield. In the back of Mr. Bauer's property is part of the original earthworks and his home is an 1840 frame house which, if I heard correctly, is the last remaining original house from the old town. Also the house still has a bullet hole in a wall from the battle. Behind a weathered picket fence, the monument can be viewed from the road, which all and all is an authentic looking setting. As a descendant of a Port Hudson Confederate defender I was very pleased with the location and I am very grateful to Mr. and Mrs. Bauer and the Louisiana Division, UDC. Thank you very much.