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Old Pleasant Hill in De Soto Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Pleasant Hill Battle Park

 
 
Pleasant Hill Battle Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 28, 2017
1. Pleasant Hill Battle Park Marker
Inscription. On this site, then the town of Pleasant Hill, on April 9th, 1864 Gen. Richard Taylor with 12,000 Confederates attacked the town, occupied behind log breastworks by Gen. Banks and 25,000 Federal troops. Through the afternoon the battle raged. That night Banks quietly evacuated the town leaving 400 of his wounded besides his dead. Taylor reported "This position was too important to be held by the enemy."
 
Erected 1953 by the Pleasant Hill Battle Park Committee Louisiana Division United Daughters of the Confederacy. Approved by the State of LA.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 31° 51.196′ N, 93° 30.81′ W. Marker is in Old Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, in De Soto Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Louisiana Route 175 and Parish Road 1068, on the right when traveling north on State Route 175. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23271 LA-175, Pelican LA 71063, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Pleasant Hill Memorial (here, next to this marker); Account of the Battle of Pleasant Hill (a few steps from this marker); The Old Cistern
Pleasant Hill Battle Park Marker (on right). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 28, 2017
2. Pleasant Hill Battle Park Marker (on right).
(a few steps from this marker); Old Pleasant Hill (a few steps from this marker); War for Southern Independence (within shouting distance of this marker); Pleasant Hill Battlefield (within shouting distance of this marker); Headquarters Department of the Gulf / Headquarters Trans-Mississippi Dept. (within shouting distance of this marker); Road to Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Old Pleasant Hill.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Battle of Pleasant Hill. (Submitted on July 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Pleasant Hill Battle Park gateway. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 28, 2017
3. Pleasant Hill Battle Park gateway.
Confederate General Richard Taylor / Union General Nathaniel P. Banks image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton
4. Confederate General Richard Taylor / Union General Nathaniel P. Banks
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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