Tallulah in Madison Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Battle of Millikenís Bend
Erected 1962 by Louisiana Civil War Centennial Commission.
Location. 32° 26.296′ N, 91° 7.396′ W. Marker is in Tallulah, Louisiana, in Madison Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Thomastown Rd. and Ashley Plantation Rd., on the left when traveling north on Thomastown Rd.. Click for map. Marker is accessible north of I-20 and US Hwy 60 via the town of Tallulah and US 65 to Ashley Plantation Road - or via the town of Richmond and Airport Road to Thomastown Road. Marker is in this post office area: Tallulah LA 71282, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Madison Parish Confederate Monument (approx. 4.3 Tallulah (approx. 4.3 miles away); Schicker Mound (approx. 4.8 miles away); Scottland Plantation House (approx. 4.9 miles away); Crescent Plantation (approx. 5.3 miles away); Burning of Richmond (approx. 6.3 miles away); Skirmish at Richmond (approx. 6.3 miles away); Fitzhugh Mounds (approx. 8.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tallulah.
More about this marker. The Milliken's Bend marker appears to be the first in a series commemorating General Grant's 1863 campaign in northern Louisiana.
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Milliken's Bend: Compilation of Official Reports. (Submitted on August 23, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Milliken's Bend: The Central Role of Black Troops in the Seige of Vicksburg. "... Left behind at Milliken's Bend were 1410 soldiers, only 160 of them white (i.e., the 23rd Iowa regiment). The rest were three newly recruited Black Regiments---The First Mississippi (African Descent) and the Ninth and Eleventh Louisiana (Corps d' Afrique, or African (Submitted on August 24, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Grant's March in Louisiana: Milliken's Bend. (Submitted on April 15, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. U.S. Colored Troops; USCT; 23rd Iowa; 1st Mississippi (A.D.); 9th and 11th Louisiana (Corps d' Afrique); Vicksburg Campaign; Mississippi River; U.S. Navy.
Categories. • African Americans • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels •
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