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Belcher in Caddo Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Louisiana Maneuvers Led by General Patton

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Louisiana Maneuvers Led by General Patton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 3, 2015
1. Louisiana Maneuvers Led by General Patton Marker
Inscription.  During the Louisiana Maneuvers of 1941, the U.S. Army and Air Corps divided itself into two opposing armies for practice for possible war in Europe. Among the noted commanders in the maneuvers, was General George S. Patton. His mechanized armored forces launched a flanking attack on Shreveport from a point near Lake Charles and proceeded northward through East Texas and entered north Louisiana just north of Caddo Lake. Before attacking Shreveport from the north, his forces camped overnight on September 27th just to the west of Belcher. The next day the forces proceeded through Belcher and Dixie and successfully attacked Shreveport.
 
Erected by Red River Crossroads Historical Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1450.
 
Location. 32° 44.832′ N, 93° 49.972′ W. Marker is in Belcher, Louisiana, in Caddo Parish. Marker is on Gray Street (State Highway 3049) north of Parish Road 136, on the right when traveling north. Marker is in front of Fire Station #4. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belcher LA 71004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Louisiana Maneuvers Led by General Patton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 3, 2015
2. Louisiana Maneuvers Led by General Patton Marker
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are within walking distance of this marker. Belcher High School (here, next to this marker); Belcher Methodist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Belcher Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Belcher Mound (approx. ¼ mile away); First State Bank of Belcher (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ruben T. Glassell House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Minnie Clyde Dixon Connell (approx. 0.4 miles away); Horseshoe Bayou Bridge On LA. 530 (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belcher.
 
Also see . . .  Louisiana Maneuvers - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 13, 2015.)
 
View to South Along Gray Street image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 3, 2015
3. View to South Along Gray Street
Marker is on left (east) side of street
View to North Along Gray Street image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 3, 2015
4. View to North Along Gray Street
Marker is on right (east) side of street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 418 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 13, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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