Near Lake End in Red River Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
C.S.A. Brigadier General Tom Green
Erected 2008 by Louisiana Society Order of The Confederate Rose.
Location. 31° 56.077′ N, 93° 17.986′ W. Marker is near Lake End, Louisiana, in Red River Parish. Marker is on the Lock and Dam No. 4 access road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The river has changed course but the area is still along the water. Blair's Landing is not easy to find, but if you travel on LA Route #1 about 250 yards north of the intersection of LA Hwy 174, you will come to a sign for Lake End, Louisiana and Lock and Dam #4. Drive on a narrow acess road that seems like it is going to nowhere until you see the marker. If you get to a large modern dam and park, you've past the site. Marker is in this post office area: Coushatta LA 71019, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Site of Camp Salubrity (approx. 15.6 miles away).
Also see . . . Blair's Landing. Civil War Album page with more photos of the site. (Submitted on May 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
1. Details of the Battle
Richard Taylor gave orders to Brig. General Tom Green to stop the Union fleet at Blair's Landing. Green's men had been riding and in heavy fighting against Union General N. P. Banks troops for days, but rode to what they thought would be a chance to catch the Union Navy and destroy it. The ships the Confederates saw, however, were the rear of the fleet which had sailed away. Tom Green did not know this had happened so he pressed his men into the fight with vigor.
Among the Texas Troops were:
Buchel's 1st Texas Cavalry
Debray's 26th Texas Cavalry
Likens' 35th Texas Cavalry
Woods' 36th Texas Cavalry
Bagby's 7th Texas Cavalry
Major's Texas Cavalry
Hardeman's 4th Texas Cavalry
Terrell's 37th Texas Cavalry
Fighting against the Union Navy's ships:
USS Black Hawk
Sources: Through the Howling Wilderness; the 1864 Red River Campaign and Union Failure in the West. By Gary
Red River Campaign: Politics and Cotton in the Civil War. by Ludwell H. Johnson, Kent State Univ. Press,1993. page 119.
— Submitted May 5, 2008, by Texmexfla of Houston, Texas.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2008, by Texmexfla of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 5,123 times since then and 127 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2008, by Texmexfla of Houston, Texas. 3. submitted on July 21, 2008, by Texmexfla of Houston, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.