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

Louisiana Monument

Battle of Mansfield

 
 
Louisiana Monument (front) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Armstrong, March 14, 2021
1. Louisiana Monument (front)
Inscription.  (front)
On April 8, 1864 Maj. Gen. Richard Taylor rode in front of the Louisiana Brigade of Brig. Gen. Alfred Mouton's division to prepare them for the impending battle. Taylor would later write that he had told them...

"As they were fighting in defense of their own soil, I wished the Louisiana troops to draw the first blood"

Louisiana troops would both draw and shed the first blood as they made a gallant charge to halt the Union advance. A few hours later several hundred Louisiana Troops lay dead or wounded on this hallowed ground including the following field officers killed in action:

Brig. Gen. Alfred Mouton
Col. James Beard
Col. Leopold Armant
Lt. Col. James Walker
Lt. Col. Franklin H Clack

This monument is dedicated to the valor and sacrifice of those Louisiana troops who were defending their country their state, and their homes.

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Louisiana Units at the Battle of Mansfield

Infantry Units
18th Louisiana Consolidated Infantry Regiment -
- 10th Battalion Louisiana Infantry (Yellow Jackets)
28th Louisiana Infantry Regiment
Consolidated

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Photographed By Jason Armstrong, March 14, 2021
2. Louisiana Monument (back)
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Crescent Louisiana Infantry Regiment -
- 11th Battalion Louisiana Infantry
- 12th Battalion Louisiana Infantry

Cavalry Units
1st Louisiana State Guards Cavalry Battalion
2nd Louisiana State Guards Cavalry Battalion
2nd Louisiana Cavalry Regiment
4th Louisiana Cavalry Regiment
Benjamin's Company Cavalry (Headquarters Escort)

Artillery Units
1st Confederate (Louisiana) Regular Battery
1st Louisiana Light Battery (St. Mary Cannoneers)
3rd Louisiana Light Battery (Bell Battery)
5th Louisiana Light Battery (Pelican Battery)
6th Louisiana Light Battery (Grosse Tete Flying Artillery)
 
Erected 2010 by Louisiana Division Sons of Confederate Veterans & Louisiana Division United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Topics. This monument and memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 32° 0.647′ N, 93° 39.9′ W. Marker is near Mansfield, Louisiana, in De Soto Parish. Memorial can be reached from State Highway 175, 2.6 miles south of U.S. 84, on the left when traveling south. Located on the grounds of the Mansfield State Historic Site outside of building on pathway leading to door. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15149 LA-175, Mansfield LA 71052, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker

Looking up path at Markers. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Armstrong, March 14, 2021
3. Looking up path at Markers.
. Texas Monument (here, next to this marker); In Memory of Lieut. Colonel Franklin H. Clack. C.S.A. (here, next to this marker); Capt. Elijah Parsons Petty (a few steps from this marker); Captain Seth Roberts Field Monument (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); James H. Beard Monument (about 500 feet away); General Dick Taylor Monument (about 500 feet away); General Alfred Mouton Monument (about 600 feet away); Mansfield Battle Park (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mansfield.
 
Also see . . .  Mansfield State Historic Site. Louisiana State Parks (Submitted on July 19, 2021.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2021, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 18, 2021, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 4, 2022