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Near Tallulah in Madison Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Skirmish at Richmond

 
 
Skirmish at Richmond Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 18, 2015
1. Skirmish at Richmond Marker
Inscription. Col. T.W. Bennett's task force, which had been sent to reconnoiter the route from Milliken's Bend to New Carthage, reached this point at 2:00 P.M. on March 31, 1863. If the Federals were to occupy Richmond, they would first have to cross Roundaway Bayou. Troopers from Maj. I.J. Harrison's 15th Louisiana Cavalry held the town. Bennett called for his engineers to man their yawls. As soon as the small boats were launched, a number of infantry boarded. Supported by the fire of their comrades, the Federals established a bridgehead on the opposite side of the bayou. After a sharp skirmish, the Federals scattered Harrison's Confederates and occupied Richmond.
At this point three days later the Union engineers built a bridge 200 feet long across Roundaway Bayou. Materials for the bridge were obtained by tearing down a number of log houses in Richmond.
 
Location. 32° 22.947′ N, 91° 12.472′ W. Marker is near Tallulah, Louisiana, in Madison Parish. Marker is on Old U.S. Highway 65 (Louisiana Route 603) 1.2 miles south of Lee Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 362 Old U.S. Highway 65, 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
Skirmish at Richmond marker & Burning of Richmond marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 18, 2015
2. Skirmish at Richmond marker & Burning of Richmond marker
. Burning of Richmond (here, next to this marker); Schicker Mound (approx. 1.5 miles away); Scottland Plantation House (approx. 1.5 miles away); Tallulah (approx. 2.1 miles away); Madison Parish Confederate Monument (approx. 2.1 miles away); Crescent Plantation (approx. 2.7 miles away); Battle of Millikenís Bend (approx. 6.3 miles away); Fitzhugh Mounds (approx. 8.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tallulah.
 
Regarding Skirmish at Richmond. The marker is part of the Grant's March Trail in Louisiana.
 
Also see . . .  Photos of the Roundaway Bayou. (Submitted on September 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
The view north on Old Highway 65. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 18, 2015
3. The view north on Old Highway 65.
The view south on rural Old Highway 65. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 18, 2015
4. The view south on rural Old Highway 65.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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