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Near Opelousas in Saint Landry Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Battle of Opelousas

 
 
Battle of Opelousas Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, July 6, 2015
1. Battle of Opelousas Historical Marker
Inscription. Here, on October 21, 1863, during the Great Texas Overland Expedition, Union troops under Maj. Gen. Nathaniel Banks, forced Confederates, under Maj. Gen. Richard Taylor, to evacuate Opelousas and move his defensive line 7 miles north. 12 days later, Taylor reclaimed Opelousas and pushed Banks south, ending Banks' 1863 campaign to capture Texas.
 
Erected 2014 by The Sons of Confederate Veterans, Mouton Camp No. 778.
 
Location. 30° 29.763′ N, 92° 5.316′ W. Marker is near Opelousas, Louisiana, in Saint Landry Parish. Marker is on State Highway 182 0.2 miles south of Judson Walsh Drive (Parish Route 1-250), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in the grassy area just north of Ray's Grocery Plus Plus. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6042 South Union Street, Opelousas LA 70570, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Bowie Residence (approx. 1.4 miles away); Humble Cottage Lodge No. 19 (approx. 2.5 miles away); Opelousas Colored School (approx. 2.5 miles away); Opelousas (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Opelousas
Battle of Opelousas Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, July 6, 2015
2. Battle of Opelousas Historical Marker
This wider view looks toward the northwest
(approx. 2.6 miles away); Black Academy At Mt. Olive Baptist Church (approx. 3.3 miles away); St. Landry Catholic Church (approx. 3.3 miles away); Lt. Fr. Joseph "Verbis" Lafleur (approx. 3.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Opelousas.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battle of Opelousas Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, July 6, 2015
3. Battle of Opelousas Historical Marker
This wider view looks toward the south. The marker is just behind the camera in this photo.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 323 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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