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Pelican in De Soto Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Federal Advance

April 7, 1864

— Wilson's Farm —

 
 
Federal Advance, Wilson's Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, June 28, 2017
1. Federal Advance, Wilson's Farm Marker
Inscription.  From this point Gen. Green's Texas Cavalry drove Gen. A.L. Lee's Federal Cavalry back toward Pleasant Hill until re-enforced. Then the Confederates withdrew, skirmishing all the way, to Ten Mile Bayou.
 
Erected by the State of Louisiana.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 31° 51.667′ N, 93° 33.391′ W. Marker is in Pelican, Louisiana, in De Soto Parish. Marker is on Louisiana Route 175 north of Anderson Lane, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pelican LA 71063, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Army of the Tennessee (approx. 1.7 miles away); Dog Trot House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Pelican 1881
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(approx. 2.2 miles away); Sergeant John H. Cook (approx. 2.3 miles away); Leutenant General Richard Taylor (approx. 2.3 miles away); Confederate and Union Soldier Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Road to Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away); Headquarters Department of the Gulf / Headquarters Trans-Mississippi Dept. (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pelican.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Battle of Pleasant Hill. (Submitted on July 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
The view north on Highway 175 from marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, June 28, 2017
2. The view north on Highway 175 from marker.
Map of Mansfield Battlefield and approaches from Pleasant Hill. image. Click for full size.
Public domain-American Battlefield Protection Program
3. Map of Mansfield Battlefield and approaches from Pleasant Hill.
Confederate General Thomas Green / Union General Albert L. Lee image. Click for full size.
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4. Confederate General Thomas Green / Union General Albert L. Lee
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 288 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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