“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Morganza in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Battle of Bayou Fordoche

Battle of Bayou Fordoche Marker image. Click for full size.
April 28, 2016
1. Battle of Bayou Fordoche Marker
Inscription.  On Sept. 29, 1863 Confederate forces of Texas and Louisiana commanded by Brig. Gen. Tom Green defeated Union forces of the 13th Army Corps capturing 500 men and 2 cannons. The battle is also known as the Battle of Sterling's Plantation. This marker is dedicated to the men who died on this battlefield.
Erected by The Louisiana Society of Confederate Rose.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 29, 1863.
Location. 30° 41.688′ N, 91° 39.305′ W. Marker is near Morganza, Louisiana, in Pointe Coupee Parish. Marker is on Bayou Fordouche Road (State Highway 10) 0.6 miles north of State Highway 77, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morganza LA 70759, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Former Site of Melancon's Cafe (approx. 4.7 miles away); Mississippi River (approx. 7.6 miles away); John Archer Lejeune (approx. 9˝ miles away); Old Hickory (approx. 9˝ miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx.
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April 28, 2016
2. Battle of Bayou Fordoche Marker
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10.3 miles away); Randall Oak (approx. 10.8 miles away); False River (approx. 10.8 miles away); Atchafalaya River (approx. 10.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morganza.
Also see . . .  Battle of Stirling's Plantation. Wikipedia (Submitted on May 2, 2016.) 
Bayou Fordoche image. Click for full size.
April 28, 2016
3. Bayou Fordoche
Looking north up Bayou Fordoche towards area of marker.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2016. This page has been viewed 643 times since then and 127 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 29, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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