Newellton in Tensas Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Henry Watkins Allen
During the second week of May 1863, the Federals abandoned their supply line connecting Milliken's Bend with Hard Times. ON June 4, the Confederates reoccupied Richmond. From Richmond, Gen. Dick Taylor launched an offensive to destroy the Union bases at Lake Providence, Confederate Gen. Henry W. Allen, lawyer and cotton planter, moved from Grand Gulf, Mississippi, to Tensas Parish before the war, and raised several cotton crops. He later moved to East Baton Rouge Parish and was elected to the Legislature. Gen. Allen commanded the 4th Louisiana Regiment and was badly wounded at the Battle of Baton Rouge. He became Louisiana's Confederate Governor in 1864, and sent cotton and sugar to Mexico in exchange for cloth and cloth-making machinery. He supplied many needy families of soldiers with food and clothes. He fled to Mexico City immediate after the war, and died there a year later.
Later his remains were returned to Louisiana, and buried on the Capitol grounds.
Location. 32° 6.311′ N, 91° 14.12′ W. Marker is in Newellton, Louisiana, in Tensas Parish
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Franklin Plantation (a few steps from this marker); Davis Plantations (approx. 1.2 miles away); Bridges Across Holt's Bayou and Bayou Du Rosset (approx. 1.2 miles away); Balmoral Mounds (approx. 1.9 miles away); Shackleford Church Mounds (approx. 5 miles away); Hovey Cuts A Road (approx. 5.2 miles away); Linwood Plantation (approx. 6.3 miles away); Winter Quarters Plantation (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newellton.
Categories. • Notable Persons • War, US Civil •
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 22, 2019.