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Franklin in Saint Mary Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Battle Of Irish Bend

April 14, 1863

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November 21, 2009
1. Battle Of Irish Bend Marker
Inscription. Also called by the Confederates the battle of Nerson's Woods or Franklin. In the Teche campaign the Federals followed the retreating Confederates from Bisland. Units of the Federal army under Gen. C.C. Grover landed from transports on Grand Lake and were engaged by the Confederates under Gen. Richard Taylor two miles northeast of this site. Meanwhile other Federals under Gen. Godfrey Weitzel entered Franklin from the east, forcing Taylor to abandon his lines. A stubborn delaying action by Gen. A.A. Mouton enabled Taylor to cross Bayou Yokeley and march to Jeanerette up the old Iberia Road.
Location. 29° 47.49′ N, 91° 30.004′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Louisiana, in Saint Mary Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Willow Street (State Highway 3069) and Main Street (State Highway 182), on the right when traveling west on Willow Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin LA 70538, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Gunboat Diana (here, next to this marker); Jared Young Sanders (a few steps from this marker); Franklin (a few steps from this marker); Charles Austin O'Niell (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Mary's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); German Prisoner of War Camp (approx. 0.3 miles away); Franklin's Historic Lampposts (approx. half a mile away); Donelson Caffery (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
Also see . . .  Battle Of Irish Bend. Wikipedia (Submitted on July 7, 2015.) 
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2015. This page has been viewed 220 times since then and 51 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 5, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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