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

Federal Advance

April 7, 1864

 

—Wilson's Farm —

 
Federal Advance, Wilson's Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 28, 2017
1. Federal Advance, Wilson's Farm Marker
Inscription. From this point Gen. Green's Texas Cavalry drove Gen. A.L. Lee's Federal Cavalry back toward Pleasant Hill until re-enforced. Then the Confederates withdrew, skirmishing all the way, to Ten Mile Bayou.
 
Erected by the State of Louisiana.
 
Location. 31° 51.667′ N, 93° 33.391′ W. Marker is in Pelican, Louisiana, in De Soto Parish. Marker is on Louisiana Route 175 north of Anderson Lane, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pelican LA 71063, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Army of the Tennessee (approx. 1.7 miles away); Dog Trot House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Confederate and Union Soldier Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Road to Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away); Headquarters Department of the Gulf / Headquarters Trans-Mississippi Dept.
The view north on Highway 175 from marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 28, 2017
2. The view north on Highway 175 from marker.
(approx. 2.6 miles away); Pleasant Hill Battlefield (approx. 2.6 miles away); Old Pleasant Hill (approx. 2.6 miles away); Stage Coach Station (approx. 2.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Battle of Pleasant Hill. (Submitted on July 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
Map of Mansfield Battlefield and approaches from Pleasant Hill. image. Click for full size.
By Public domain-American Battlefield Protection Program
3. Map of Mansfield Battlefield and approaches from Pleasant Hill.
Confederate General Thomas Green / Union General Albert L. Lee image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
4. Confederate General Thomas Green / Union General Albert L. Lee
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 94 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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