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Pineville in Rapides Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Welcome to Fort Buhlow

 
 
Welcome to Fort Buhlow Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, February 22, 2020
1. Welcome to Fort Buhlow Marker
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Welcome to Fort Buhlow. This was a Confederate Civil War fort built in 1864. It was an earthwork fort constructed with a ditch around it. You may notice that the fort was built on a hill overlooking the Red River. This was a strategic location for the military protection of the river below.

Today the site is overgrown, but at its completion there would have been a clear veiw of the Red River. Take a look around you as you walk along the boardwalk. Can you see any of the fort's ramparts or ditch? Continue along the boardwalk to find out more about Fort Buhlow.

A "sister" fort, Fort Randolph was built at the same time 600 yards downstream. If you drive over to Fort Randolph you can visit the Fort Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site Visitor's Center where you can learn about the Union-led Red River Campaign and visit Fort Randolph.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 31° 19.647′ N, 92° 26.929′ W. Marker is in Pineville, Louisiana, in Rapides Parish. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pineville LA 71360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers

Welcome to Fort Buhlow Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, February 21, 2020
2. Welcome to Fort Buhlow Marker
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are within walking distance of this marker. How Fort Buhlow was built (within shouting distance of this marker); Why Was Fort Buhlow Built? (within shouting distance of this marker); Deserting soldiers and the end of the war (within shouting distance of this marker); Who was Fort Buhlow named after? (within shouting distance of this marker); Who was stationed at Fort Buhlow? (within shouting distance of this marker); Desertion and the end of the War (approx. 0.2 miles away); How was Fort Randolph Built? (approx. Ό mile away); Why was Fort Randolph Built? (approx. Ό mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pineville.
 
More about this marker. State park fee is required to enter both sites. Fort Randolph was closed in early 2020 for repairs caused by damage from felled trees on site.
 
Fort Randolph Fort Buhlow Historic Site entrance. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, February 21, 2020
3. Fort Randolph Fort Buhlow Historic Site entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 22, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 132 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 22, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.

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Aug. 11, 2022