Mansura in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Battle of Mansura
Confederate forces under General Dick Taylor here formed battle line May 16, 1864, barring passage of General Banks' retreating Union Army. The Battle of Mansura ended in withdrawal of Confederates.
Bataille De Mansura
Les Sudistes du Général Dick Taylor s'y rangèrent en bataille le 16 mai, 1864, pour couper la retraite du Général Banks. Le combat cessa lorsque le Sudistes en retraite.
Erected 1954 by Louisiana Department of Commerce and Industry.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is May 16, 1864.
Location. 31° 3.3′ N, 92° 2.851′ W. Marker is in Mansura, Louisiana, in Avoyelles Parish. Marker is on L Église Street (State Highway 114) north of Drouin Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mansura LA 71350, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mansura (approx. half a mile away); Desfossé House (approx. half a mile away); Avoyelles Parish Vietnam Memorial (approx. 3 miles away); Presentation Academy (approx. 3.6 miles away); Tunica-Biloxi Indian Reservation (approx. 4 miles away); The Marksville Site (approx. 4.2 miles away); Marc Eliche (approx. 4.2 miles away); For God and Country (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mansura.
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