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Alexandria in Rapides Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Headquarters 1st Calvary Division, Army of West La., May 8, 1864

 
 
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1. Headquarters 1st Calvary Division, Army of West La., May 8, 1864 Marker
Inscription.
"Headquarters 1st Calvary Division, Army of West La., May 8, 1864
General Order No. -

The Brig. Gen. commanding takes occasion to call the attention of their comrades to the gallantry displayed by the officers and men of Terrell's and Liken's regiments in the engagement with the enemy on the 2d inst., at the Chambers' plantation, in charging his largely superior force of calvary and infantry, strongly posted in the negro quarters on the plantation, and behind a fence running east of the trench, against five fold odds they charged with a yell, led on by Col. Terrell driving the enemy in confusion, at sunset from their position: the example of those men should excite the emulation of the army to renewed efforts to drive from the land the enemy who now attempts to waste by fire a country he has been unable to conquer by the sword.
By command of
Brig. Gen. A.P. BAGBY,
J.P. Smith, A.A.G. Commanding Division"

 
Location. 31° 10.749′ N, 92° 24.883′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Louisiana, in Rapides Parish. Marker is on Grady Britt Drive east of West Campus Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alexandria LA 71302, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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May 20, 2018
2. Headquarters 1st Calvary Division, Army of West La., May 8, 1864 Marker
markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oakland Plantation (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oakland Hall (about 700 feet away); Edwin Epps House (approx. mile away); Epps House (approx. mile away); a different marker also named Epps House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lecompte High School (approx. 6.2 miles away); Town of Lecompte (approx. 6.4 miles away); The Name Lecompte (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
 
More about this marker. Located on the LSU Alexandria campus.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 5, 2018.
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