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

Battle of Mansfield or Sabine Cross Roads

April 8. 1864

 

óRail Fence Used as Barricade ó

 
Battle of Mansfield or Sabine Cross Roads Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 28, 2017
1. Battle of Mansfield or Sabine Cross Roads Marker
Inscription. Here the Federal line extending from the South turned East along a rail fence forming a V. General Mouton's Division charged this line in the bloodiest part of battle. In this, the first Confederate charge, General Mouton was killed and the gallant Polignac took command of his division.
 
Erected by the State of Louisiana.
 
Location. 32° 0.769′ N, 93° 39.98′ W. Marker is near Mansfield, Louisiana, in De Soto Parish. Marker can be reached from Parish Road 48 0.1 miles east of State Route 175 when traveling north. Touch for map. Located along a trail in the woods of the Mansfield State Historic Site. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15149 LA-175, Mansfield LA 71052, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Mansfield or Sabine Cross Roads (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Battle of Mansfield or Sabine Cross Roads (about 800 feet away); Texas Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Mansfield or Sabine Cross Roads (approx. 0.3 miles away); Paul BoŁet Laffitte
View of marker and rail fence looking towards the park visitors center. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 28, 2017
2. View of marker and rail fence looking towards the park visitors center.
(approx. 5.7 miles away); Las Ormigas Spanish Land Grant (approx. 6 miles away); Double Churches (approx. 6.5 miles away); Federal Advance (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mansfield.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on the Battle of Mansfield. (Submitted on July 10, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on General Mouton. (Submitted on July 10, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
View from near the park road towards the marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 28, 2017
3. View from near the park road towards the marker.
Modern rail fence and rails can be seen in the foreground.
General Jean-Jacques-Alfred-Alexandre "Alfred" Mouton image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
4. General Jean-Jacques-Alfred-Alexandre "Alfred" Mouton
General Camille Armand Jules Marie, Prince de Polignac image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
5. General Camille Armand Jules Marie, Prince de Polignac
Geneal Polignac, a French nobleman, is best known for his leadership in the first major action of the Red River Campaign. Polignac received a battlefield promotion at Mansfield to division command after the death of General Alfred Mouton and then proceeded to fight again at the Pleasant Hill, further south in De Soto Parish.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 77 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 10, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   5. submitted on July 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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